Mystery Writers of America has launched MWA: Reads Library Initiative, to help financially struggling libraries throughout the U.S. The program aims to bring attention to the needs of public library systems by donating books to libraries for their collections, focusing on books for children and young adults.
MWA is starting with a pilot program in West Virginia, where it is seeking donations (especially children's mysteries) to the West Virginia Library Commission. Booksellers and publishers may send books in new or "great" condition to MWA:Reads LI, attn: Suzy McGinley, WVLC, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Cultural Center, Charleston, W.Va. 25305. More information is at www.mysterywriters.org/MWAreads.