Food for Fines back at SDG Li­brary branches

Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall) - - NEWS - LOIS ANN BAKER

Do you keep for­get­ting to bring that book back to the li­brary?

Li­brary fines can add up af­ter a while, but the good news is now you can help bring down the fines with a dona­tion of a non-per­ish­able food item.

The SDG Li­brary is of­fer­ing the Food for Fines pro­gram for the sec­ond time this year at all of its branches. From Nov. 17-24, each SDG Li­brary branch will be col­lect­ing food items for dis­tri­bu­tion to lo­cal food banks or other or­ga­ni­za­tions. For ev­ery food item do­nated, the li­brary will waive $2 in over­due fines.

“Food for Fines is a great ini­tia­tive,” said di­rec­tor of li­brary ser­vices Karen Franklin. “Its suc­cess stems from the gen­eros­ity of our com­mu­nity and from the ded­i­ca­tion of li­brary staff and their com­mit­ment to this wor­thy ini­tia­tive.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about this pro­gram or to find other ways to do­nate to li­brary ini­tia­tives call the ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fice at 613-9368777 or email Franklin at

The last Food for Fines event in May raised 528 do­na­tions of food or cash.

It’s a great way to not only bring back your over­due books and set­tle your fines, but it helps lo­cal fam­i­lies in need es­pe­cially with Christ­mas com­ing up fast. lbaker@post­ twit­­nBaker


Just some of the 528 items do­nated from May 19-26 at SDG Li­brary branches in its food for fines cam­paign. The items are shared with food banks in SDG.

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