Buzz Stella Nelson

Published on December 22nd, 2015 | by AberdeenMagazine


Turning Books into Dollars; Stella Nelson

Ten year old Stella Nelson found a way to share her love of books and the Aberdeen Public Library at the same time. Nelson, a fifth grader at CC Lee, spearheaded a book sale to raise money for the new public library. A long time library goer and book lover, she decided to take action once she saw articles about the new library popping up all over the newspaper. And what better way to support a library than a book sale? With the help of her parents, Nelson posted ads and started a Facebook event to advertise. She donated some of her own books and various community members pitched in as well. “We ended up with a whole lot of books,” she said. By the end of the sale, Nelson had raised $800 from book sales. Leftover books were donated to Safe Harbor as well as the mini libraries around town. Nelson will likely be a frequent patron once the new library opens. “It looks really spacious. I think it will be really nice to go there with all the natural sunlight,” she said. // — Becca Simon

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  • Issue: November/December 2015