Neighborhood Book Drive Honors Carolyn Staats
When neighbor Carolyn Staats passed away in February 2017, the Burcham and Jennings families decided to celebrate her September 22nd birthday in a big way. “Staats was a sweet neighbor who loved our kids and our pets,” shared Tracy Jennings. “Since she was a retired teacher, we felt hosting a book drive would be a great way to honor her memory!”
On September 22 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., the public is asked to donate new and gently used books at 2816 or 2822 Brighton Lane in Bloomington. Books will be donated to Books to Benefit and a Houston school damaged by Hurricane Harvey in honor of Staats. Cash donations are also welcome. Phone the Jennings family at (309) 826-0356 or the Burcham Family at (309) 663-4948 to learn more.
Staffed completely by volunteers, Books to Benefit keeps operating costs at a minimum and is currently accepting gently used book donations in support of the November 2-5 sale. To learn more about this event and how Books to Benefit supports literacy, visit fb.com/books2benefitbloomington, www.books2benefit.com or phone (309) 531-8320.