Children’s Librarian left $1 million to library and schools

Carol Sue Snowden was a children’s librarian at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio for 30 years. Incredibly, Snowden left more than $1 million to the library branch and seven local schools when she died of ovarian cancer at 57. Library staff were amazed.

“We all knew that she was dedicated to expanding children’s love of reading, but I don’t think anyone expected this amount of money,” said Kim Snell, spokeswoman for the library.

Now that is someone who really cared about children’s books and getting children to read–making a difference in their lives. It’s sad she died, but she left an incredible legacy.

For more details on this inspiring woman, and the bequests she left, visit SLJ Extra Helping.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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