This Saturday, I will be volunteering at my local libraries as part of the Sisters in Crime’s “Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day.” I am so excited to help librarians. They are some of my favorite people. By volunteering, I can give back to a place that has given so much for me.
With the help of librarians, I've been to exotic places, solved murders and read about true love all within the covers of books. Books were my salvation in my teen years and feed something in me when young problems seem so hard and insurmountable.
The event, produced by Sisters in Crime, is designed to thank librarians and booksellers for 25 years of support of the mystery genre. Sisters in Crime was established with an organizational meeting held in New York City in the spring of 1987. Sisters in Crime is an international organization founded to support the professional development of women writing crime fiction.
I will work as a volunteer staffer at Jackson Carnegie and Meijer Library branches in Jackson on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. as part of a “Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day” celebration.
I will be joining a select group of Sisters in Crime member authors from Livermore Falls, Maine, to Honolulu, Hawaii, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., local time. In addition, SinC’s more than 3,000 members worldwide are gearing up to go into libraries and bookstores on that day to personally thank the booksellers and librarians they find working behind the counters and in the stacks.
While at Carnegie branch on Michigan Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon, on April 21, Gager will be working in the mystery section. At the Meijer library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Airport Road doing a variety of tasks. Stop by and say hello or better yet, say thank you to a librarian.
Sisters in Crime is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year. The organization is made up of more than 3,000 members and 48 chapters worldwide—authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians and others who love mysteries. Sisters in Crime is online at www.sistersincrime.org.