June 14-17 Book Sale: Supporting Literacy in Our Community
Books to Benefit will raise money for STAR Adult Literacy and YouthBuild McLean County’s literacy programs at its semiannual book sale, Thursday, June 14, through Sunday, June 17, at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal (Crossroads Mall, formerly the outlet mall).
The preview sale opens on Thursday evening. For a $5 entry fee patrons may shop from 5-8 p.m. for the best selection of unpicked, used books. On Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., in addition to books, delicious homemade baked goods will be sold to support the Books to Benefit Community Service Textbook Scholarship at Heartland Community College. During the book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., book sale customers are encouraged to visit the art room to view original paintings on loan from local artist Stacy Lee. Finally, the sale ends on Sunday when doors open from noon-4 p.m. for the Family Day: Book Lovers $5 Bag Sale. Books to Benefit supplies the bag; patrons fill the bag with books.
“The family-friendly sale offers a little bit for everyone,” shared Books to Benefit President Jackie Langhoff, “including visiting art from painter Stacy Lee. With most paperbacks for sale at $.50 and hardbacks at $2, this is a great time to stock up for summer reading.”
Books to Benefit is a local 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization passionately working to support literacy and supporting community service through volunteerism. The proceeds of its June 14-17 book sale benefits STAR Adult Literacy and YouthBuild McLean County’s literacy programs. Monies from the bake sale fund the Heartland Community College Books to Benefit Community Service textbook scholarship award. Visit www.books2benefit.com or fb.com/books2benefitbloomington to learn more.