Blogger Jeanette Larson

Sisters in Crime Library Grants

I’m a member of this organization for mystery writers and readers and was delighted to see that they are supporting libraries. There are many wonderful authors, including many authors of books for children and teens, who could be the focus for a library display. Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce the first “We Love Libraries” lottery. Monthly grants of $1,000 will be awarded from January through December 2010. At the end of each month, a winner will be drawn from entries received at our website at Only U.S. libraries may enter the drawing. To enter, simply complete the entry form and upload a photo of one or more of your staff with three books in your collection by Sisters in Crime members. You can find a list of members on the website. After the random drawing on the last business day of the month, the winning library…

Children's Literature (all forms)

Happy New Year and Happy Reading

As we begin a new year, many of us think of resolutions and goals. Thanks to the ACPL Kids Blog, I learned about Laura, a nine-year-old girl who is in the process of completing one of her goals: reading all of the Newbery winners. Laura has her own blog where she shares her thoughts about the books, and she would love to know what other readers, especially other kids, think about the award-winning books. Thanks, Laura, for sharing your blog ( with us! Wishing you all a wonderful new year, Teresa Walls ALSC Blog Manager