Books to Benefit will collect gently used books at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at Illinois Wesleyan University in preparation for the upcoming May 18-21 used book sale. Drop by the Shirk Center parking lot at 302 E. Emerson, Bloomington, Illinois to donate used books. Tax deductible donation receipts are available.
Books to Benefit accepts most used books in good condition. Any books donated should be intact — have both a front and back cover, no pages missing, and no pages falling out due to a broken binding or spine. Books should not be water damaged or in obviously poor condition.
Books to Benefit also accepts donations on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wylie Drive location — 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal. In addition drop boxes are conveniently located throughout Bloomington-Normal.
Books to Benefit will continue to accept DVDs, Blu-ray and CDs (please, no home-made discs of any kind).
Books to Benefit is unable to accept items that it is no longer able to sell, donate or recycle, specifically encyclopedias, magazines (including National Geographic magazines and Reader’s Digest Condensed books), games, calendars, stationary, records (LPs, 45s and 78s), cassette tapes or VHS cassettes.
Alternate donation sites include Goodwill and Home Sweet Home Mission, veterans groups and senior centers. Please contact them directly to learn what items they will accept.
Your cash donations are also tax deductible. Please contact Vice President in Charge of Operations Norma Valentine at (309) 531-8320 to learn more.