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About Us

STAR Adult Literacy LogoOur Mission

Books to Benefit is a local 501(C)3 nonprofit organization passionately working to support literacy. The proceeds of its annual book sales benefit local literacy programs, including STAR Adult Literacy and YouthBuild McLean County’s literacy programs, provide financial support for the Books to Benefit Community Service Scholarship award at Heartland Community College, encourage community service through volunteerism and promote recycling by rescuing books.

How We Work

YouthBuild McLean County logoThrough the efforts of our volunteers we collect donations from our community drop boxes. Our community partners are recognized online and in our print communications. To become a drop box partner, contact Vice President in Charge of Operations Norma Valentine at (309) 531-8320.

Volunteers are available during regular hours to accept in-person donations at the Wylie Drive location (360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal, Illinois). Tax deductible receipts are available for your donations. What we don’t sell we recycle, rescuing books from landfills.