In honor of National Library Week, the is participating in a "Food for Fines" program from April 9-14.
Adults who bring non-perishable food to the library like cans of soup, tuna, peanut butter, hot and cold cereals, dry or packaged milk, baby food (glass jars are OK for baby food only) and other items will have their late fees waved.
- 1¢ to $5.00 for one item of food
- $5.01 to $10.00 for two items of food
- $10.01 to $15.00 for three items of food
- $15.01 to $20.00 for four items of food
Those 18 and under need only to visit the circulation desk to have their overdue fines waived.
The program does not apply to account balances that reflect lost or damaged items. If a lost item is returned, the overdue fines could be paid by providing food items. Accounts that have gone to our collection agency cannot participate in the program.
Donated food will go to the Westside Food Bank and support children in need, low-income families, unemployed and underemployed individuals, the elderly, homeless people and others.