Sharing and Giving

This February the Greene County Public Library has two ways you can help fight food insecurity in your community – Food for Friends and After School Snacks!

Food for Friends, running February 14-28, is an annual initiative to help stock community food banks and forgive some library fines. This gives you the opportunity to donate unexpired, non-perishable food items to your local library in exchange for credits toward accrued fines.

  • For each item donated, we’ll forgive $1 of your fines on overdue materials (not applicable toward lost or damaged items).
  • Please note that fines can only be forgiven on overdue materials that have been returned, so make sure you check under the bed for any misplaced books or movies first!
  • Fine-free patrons are encouraged to pay it forward to help others pay down their fines as well!
  • All donations collected during Food for Friends will be distributed to food banks in your community.

In partnership with the Children’s Hunger Alliance, we offer After School Snacks at all seven of our libraries through the end of May. Shelf stable snack kits are available free of charge for all school aged children through 12th grade.

OUR SCHEDULE OF DISTRIBUTION is...

LIBRARY DAYS TIMES
Beavercreek Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-4:30pm
Cedarville Tuesday & Thursday 3:45-4:15pm
Fairborn Monday through Friday 3:30-4:30pm
Jamestown Wednesday 2:30-4pm
Winters-Bellbrook Tuesday & Thursday 4-4:30pm
Xenia Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-4:30pm
Yellow Springs Monday & Friday 3:30-4:30pm

Click here for February's menu!

How else can you help? Spread the word about Food for Friends and After School Snacks to help inform your neighbors, friends and fellow community members!

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