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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 volunteerism through community service, and assure that works of scholarly importance and/or unusual publication history or content find appropriate homes offering ready access to these works.

How We Work

YouthBuild McLean County logoThrough the efforts of our volunteers we collect donations from our community drop boxes. Donated items become the exclusive property of Books to Benefit.

Our community partners are recognized online and in our print communications. To become a drop box partner, contact Books to Benefit at (309) 531-8320.

Donate media from spring cleaning, downsizing and garage sale leftovers. Donations are tax deductible and benefit local literacy programs with the proceeds earned for semiannual book sales. Learn more about how Books to Benefit is making a difference in our communityDrop boxes are conveniently located throughout Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. 

Tax deductible receipts are available for your donations. What we don’t sell we recycle, rescuing books from landfills.