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Durham Girl Finds Way To Raise Money For Library

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DURHAM — When a money crunch forced the Durham library to freeze the budget, a10-year-old girl came up with a creative and appropriate solution.

Brit Strickler raised more than $1,000 during a book sale thisweekend.

"People have donated books, and some of my friends donatedbooks. Yesterday, when I was looking in the dining room at800 books, I was [happy]," she says. "I had the idea of raising money forit. Then I thought since it's a library, if I'm going to have a yard sale itmight as well be books."

"I'm really proud that as a kid, she's always wanted to help otherpeople," says Brit'smother, Clare Reese-Glore. "She'salways had that in mind."

Strickler got some local bookstores to help out. The Regulator donated a leather-boundedition from the Harry Potter series. Strickler says she is a great loverof books, and she thinkseveryone should have accessto them.

"It gives you ideas and things to think about and good stories, and itshows you people have imagination."

In her imagination, Strickler dreamed she could do something about thelibrary budget problems.

"Dad says if we sell every single book here at about 25 cents, we couldget $400."

All proceeds will go to theDurham Public Library.