This summer, you might have some spare time to get in some reading. Books to Benefit is offering a way to give back to the community and get some books for your summer reading list.
Books to Benefit will have their book sale from Thursday through Sunday. Proceeds from the sale will benefit STAR Adult Literacy, a local organization which tutors adults one on one in a variety of subjects. Proceeds will also benefit YouthBuild McLean County literacy program and help raise money for a Heartland Community College Textbook Scholarship for a nontraditional student.
“For this upcoming sale, we have about 25,000 books,” Books to Benefit volunteer Ginny Schmult said. “We have over 50 categories of books on the floor.”
Hardbacks are two dollars and paper backs are 50 cents. Some books, such as special collection books, may be priced differently. The sale will start at 5 p.m. until 8 on Thursday. There will be a $5 cover charge to walk in on Thursday. The sale will continue at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The final day of the sale will be from noon to 4 p.m on Sunday. This day stands out from the rest as it is their bag sale. You give Books to Benefit $5, and they will give you a grocery bag. The goal is the fill the bag flat with however many books will fit.
From mystery to fiction, to romance and western, the sale will have many genres to choose from. The store’s bright space is organized with books alphabetically to help buyers find the perfect book.
The National Braille Press has also donated about a dozen braille children’s books for the upcoming sale.
Books to Benefit is a nonprofit organization that works to support literacy in the community.
“Our main focus is to raise money to support literacy and to keep books available and affordable for the community,” Schmult said.