Baskets for Books Raises $1700 for Libraries

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The Baskets for Books fundraiser, a collaboration between University Libraries and University Athletics, has ended with the WIU basketball season, having raised a total of $1,755.20. All of the money raised will go toward the purchase of books for the Libraries.

“We would like to thank all those who pledged to support the Libraries, and well as WIU Athletics for partnering with us to have this fundraiser,” said Suzanne Woodward, director of development for the Libraries.

Participants in the fundraiser could pledge to donate for every three-point shot made at WIU basketball home games. In total, that amounted to 90 shots for the men’s team and 137 for the women’s team. Participants could choose to pledge for either team or for both; for those that pledged for both teams, the final count was 227 shots total.

For more information about supporting WIU Libraries, contact Suzanne Woodward at or (309) 298-2356.