Thank You Sisters in Crime and the Library Foundation
Above: Beth Groundwater, Sisters in Crime member and mystery local author, presents Joyce Diearuer and Kathleen Martynowicz with the winning check of $1,000.
The Summit County Library recently received funding from two sources to purchase new books, ebooks and audio books for all three Summit County Library locations. The Summit County Library Foundation contributed $10,000 for the library to purchase ebooks and audio books to add to the Overdrive collection. These online books will be available for patrons to check out in the spring. “The foundation consistently supports the operations of the library and contributes funds when programs, events or book collections need to grow,” said Joyce Dierauer, Executive Director of the Summit County Library. “We will be able to purchase over 200 titles in audio and ebooks thanks to the foundation’s generous benevolence,” she added.
Similarly, the library won a contest through the Sisters in Crime chapter in Colorado Springs for $1,000. Kathleen Martynowicz submitted an application to the organization for the, “We Love Libraries” contest in January 2017. The Summit County Library submission won a $1,000 prize to purchase new books for the library as well as book plates to insert in the books and bookmarks to distribute between all three library locations. “I submitted our application to the Sisters in Crime because mysteries are always in high demand among Summit County readers,” said Martynowicz, current volunteer and former Summit County Library board member.
According to their website, Sisters in Crime members are, “Writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and others with an appreciation for the mystery genre.” Their mission is, “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.”
“We always appreciate receiving donations at the library,” said Dierauer, “Thank you to both organizations for recognizing a need and fulfilling our book collections,” she added.