Crystal Barbee
Central Elementary School has been the happy recipient of hundreds of new and 
gently used books from a special annual Stanly County event-- Crystal's Books of Blessings. This community book drive is in memory of Crystal C. Barbee (1985-2006), pictured on the left.

Many of the donated books will be placed in Central School's Media Center. Even more of the donated books are given to teachers for their classroom libraries and for students to take home. We, the staff and students of Central Elementary School, are so appreciative of this community project. 

The Stanly News and Press wrote about this project in 2011. 

In 2013, Central Elementary School received 270 donated books from this community endeavor.

To find out more, look up "Crystal's Books of Blessings" on Facebook, call 704-983-2984, or write the Barbee family at 1214 Old 
Charlotte Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.