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Library accepts food for fines

Published: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 1:39 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 1:42 p.m. CST

MORRIS – From Sept. 15 to Sept. 30, the Morris Area Public Library will offer a Food-for-Fines program.

The Food-for-Fines program will allow Morris Area Public Library cardholders to have $1 in late fees waived for every non-perishable item brought to the library. All items donated will benefit the food bank at We Care of Grundy County Inc.

During these difficult economic times, many families need the library’s support to check out materials to help with employment, career paths, homework help or access to the library’s collection for entertainment value. Some cardholders may have high fines prohibiting use of the library and its services.

The Food-for-Fines program will help people eliminate their fines, return to the library and help We Care, while also saving the library money for materials that will not have to be re-purchased.

The library cannot accept expired or damaged or dented items, items with the bar-code blacked out, glass containers, anything with missing or torn labels, or any homemade goods.

Donated items will be applied only toward overdue returned materials, not for replacement fees for lost or damaged items, collection agency fees, or future incurred overdue fines.

Bring all donated items to the circulation desk during normal business hours at the Morris Area Public Library 604 Liberty St. No drop-offs please.

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