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Books to Benefit Donation Moves Anonymous Donor to Support Literacy

On Wednesday, March 14, Books to Benefit presented STAR Adult Literacy with a $4,000 donation check and YouthBuild McLean County (YBMC) with a $2,000 check to support their literacy efforts. Thanks to the focus of Books to Benefit on STAR, an additional $7,000 donation was received. “Through the Books to Benefit sales, a generous donor […]

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Cub Scout Pack 3957 Impact Local Literacy Efforts

The Wolf Den of Cub Scout Pack 3957, a group of five second graders, collected donations for Books to Benefit as its first community service project in 2018. The Cub Scouts oath encourages them to “help other people at all times.” This is especially true of Pack 3957, sponsored by the Hudson Lions Club, an […]

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Books to Benefit and IWU Partner to Preserve Rare Book

Books to Benefit, a local nonprofit organization that sells donated books to raise monies for area literacy programs, has partnered with Illinois Wesleyan University for the preservation of a rare text from the early 19th century. At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, a first edition copy of William Wilberforce’s 1807 A Letter on the […]

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New Year, New Look

Books to Benefit volunteers were busy putting together new shelving donated by Illinois Wesleyan University’s Ames Library. Thanks to Two Men and a Truck for donating the labor to deliver the shelving, volunteers will stock these shelves for the next sale. Read more about this donation.

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Books to Benefit Closed for the Holidays

Books to Benefit will observe the following holiday schedule. If you wish to donate books during the closure, please use local area drop boxes. CLOSED Saturday, December 23 CLOSED Wednesday, December 27 CLOSED Saturday, December 30 Books to Benefit will resume normal operating hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. beginning […]

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And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Michelle Janssen for winning the American flag and patriotic book in the Books to Benefit Veteran’s Day drawing. She has been contacted and made arrangements to pick up her prize.

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Veteran’s Day Bag Sale and Writer’s Event, Featuring Area Authors

On Saturday, November 11, from 1-3 p.m. learn how published authors and an illustrator broke into the publishing business during the Books to Benefit Writers Event at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal. The event is open and free to the public. “I recently read that a writer who doesn’t read can never be […]

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Stephanie Long Shopped the Sale

Out of 33,000 books that were available at the November 2-5 Books to Benefit Used Book Sale, a Civil War Bayonette manual was found to have a direct connection to a local family. During the sale, Stephanie Long, the daughter of Kathy Gossard, stopped by to purchase books in support of the November 2017 Books […]

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Solomon Family Supports Our Sale

Special thanks to the family of the late Robert Solomon for donating 7,500 books to the November 2017 Books to Benefit Sale. Son and daughter, Jim and Lynn Solomon, were on hand to see their father’s cherished Kennedy collection displayed at the sale. Book donations have been on the rise, resulting in a 33% increase […]

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Books to Benefit Community Service Scholarship Awarded

Books to Benefit President Jackie Langhoff and Board Member and Operational Manager Mary Lou Winterland met Books to Benefit Community Scholarship winner Joshua Plank and his fiancée Skylar Zahari at the Heartland Community College Celebration of Excellence event on Wednesday, October 25 at ISU’s Bone Student Center.  “I am a non-traditional student who decided to […]

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