Local library awarded $500 worth of books

From staff and wire reports
July 29, 2011 at 8:51 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Poisoned Pen Press recently announced the winners of their 2011 library book giveaway.

In conjunction with the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Poisoned Pen Press offered librarian attendees the opportunity to win $500 in Poisoned Pen titles donated to a library of his or her choice.

Included in the four nationwide winners is Denise Wilson, who donated to St. Charles Parish Library in Destrehan, Louisiana

“In this age of budget cuts and library staff reductions, Poisoned Pen Press felt compelled to offer a special promotion for libraries,” said Robert Rosenwald, Poisoned Pen Press Publisher and President, commented. “It was an honor to give back to the library community, a community that has supported Poisoned Pen Press, its mission, and its catalogue of titles, for nearly 15 years.

“We extend our congratulations to each of these winners and our special thanks to the loyal and dedicated librarians for their service to readers and communities across the country.”

Founded in 1997, Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in high quality mystery works.

Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., Poisoned Pen Press is the second largest publisher of hardcover mysteries in the United States.

Since 1997, the company has introduced nearly 70 new authors and over 300 original mysteries to mystery readers around the globe.

Poisoned Pen Press promotes literacy through its affiliation with the National Education Association, through the Read Across America program, in partnership with the NFL Players Association, and also through the NBA and its NBA Cares and Read to Achieve programs.

In the last three years, Poisoned Pen Press has donated over $1,000,000 work of mysteries to young adult reading programs.

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