Our Mission

Books to Benefit is a local 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization passionately working to support literacy. The proceeds of our 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 it all works!


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