Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners is a local non-profit organization that does exactly what its name says. They send books by mail to inmates in Illinois as well as operating lending libraries in our local county jails. Their Books 2 Prisoners book sales are fundraisers that allow them to keep doing their great work. The fall sale is set for October 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Independent Media Center. Here is the info from their Facebook event:
Come one, come all, bring your friends to Books 2 Prisoners Fall 2017 book sale. This is our number 1 fundraiser to help us continue serving a forgotten population. Prisoners read the same books you do. Help us to continue to serve them.
Hardbacks – $2
Paperbacks – 50 cents
Children’s books – 25 cents – $1
To date since 2004, we have sent 129,489 books in 38,454 packages to 19,141 inmates – and counting!