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Food for Fines is back from February 11–17, 2018!

One of the library’s most popular events is better than ever this year thanks to your suggestions. Join us for Food for Fines week from Sunday, February 11, through Saturday, February 17.

Just like always, Food for Fines is a chance to make your fines from overdue library materials disappear while keeping the shelves of local food banks well-stocked.

But what if you don’t owe any fines? (Great job with that, by the way.) Now you have the chance to do two good deeds in one! Pay it forward by bringing a food bank donation to your local library, and each item you donate will give another library patron the chance to have their overdue fines reduced.

Here’s how it works:

  • Bring non-expired, non-perishable food items to donate at the circulation desk of your local Greene County Public Library.
  • For each item you donate, $1 of your library fines for overdue materials will be forgiven.
  • If you don’t owe any fines, you can still support our area food banks. Other library patrons will have the opportunity to apply the $1 per item fine forgiveness to their accounts for any “extra” items you donate.
  • Fines can only be forgiven on overdue materials that have been returned, so make sure you’ve looked under the couch for misplaced books and movies first. You can also log in to your online library account or ask at your local library if you’re not sure which materials you currently have checked out or whether you have a fine.
  • Sorry, but Food for Fines credit cannot be applied toward fees for items that have been lost or damaged.
  • All donations collected during Food for Fines will be distributed to food banks in our community.

3 Responses to “Food for Fines”

  1. Lori Dock

    I am one of the food pantry coordinators at Peace Lutheran Church in Beavercreek. Could our pantry be included in this program? Thank you!

    • Library Staff

      Hi Lori,

      Each of our libraries independently select local food pantries to work with so they can make sure that their programs do the most possible good in their communities. If you’d like to be considered to receive donations, the best way is to contact your local location—Beavercreek Community Library, in your case. The phone number is 937-352-4001.

  2. Lori Taylor

    Love this idea!! I only owe a couple of dollars, but plan on donating alot of can goods, I have some extra Mac and cheese.. Sure I’ll find some stuff in my pantry!! We don’t have alot, but am blessed enough that I can give something!! Let’s all pitch in, a little from everyone can really add up. The pantries get alot at the holidays let’s not forget them the rest of the year!

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