Press Release

Sarah Whitten of Bangor Public Library announced as 2013 RWA Librarian of the Year

On March 6, Romance Writers of America announced the recipients of the 2013 RWA Awards and Bangor Public Library is delighted to report that one of our librarians, Sarah Whitten, has been named 2013 Librarian of the Year.

Sarah is known to be the voice for romance fiction at her library, and she has presented the importance of romance in libraries at local and state library conferences as well as on e-mail lists for librarians. She is the cofounder of a book group called Not Your Ordinary Book Group, which serves as a romance book group for library patrons. The book group was featured in the Library Journal, and was also awarded a grant to purchase Nooks for all the members, with funds for eBooks. She blogs about romances, making a significant online library presence that supports the romance genre.