Sybil Johnson, We Love Libraries Coordinator for Sisters in Crime’s Northeast Florida chapter is pleased to announce that the St. Johns County Public Library, Hastings Branch in Hastings, Florida has been awarded the organization’s “We Love Libraries” $1,000 grant to buy books and audiobooks for its collection.

The grant check will be presented on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Johns County Public Library, Hastings Branch, 6195 S. Main St., Hastings FL. The presentation will include a panel titled “Anatomy of a Murder” moderated by Nancy Quatrano and featuring Sisters in Crime members Nancy Haddock, Judy Weber, Skye Taylor and Florence Love Karsner.

Sisters in Crime is dedicated to promoting the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by a passion for the mystery genre. Libraries in the United States, including commonwealths and territories, can enter the group’s monthly We Love Libraries lottery by submitting an entry form and a photo of one or more staff members with three books by Sisters in Crime authors.

In announcing the award, Ms. Johnson said, “We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries.”

For details about the library and its programs and events, visit their website at https://www.sjcpls.org/branches/hastings-branch/.

About Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Today, the organization boasts 3,600 members and 51 chapters worldwide and its initiatives also include other scholarships; grants for academic research into the roles of women and underserved voices in crime fiction; cash awards to libraries and bookstores; and surveys and monitoring projects which determine visibility and representation of women and diverse voices in the genre and across the marketplace. For more information on its programs and author members, visit the organization’s website at www.sistersincrime.org.

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