Food for fines

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Area food banks have re­ceived a boost from li­brary pa­trons. Ev­ery spring and fall the SDG Li­brary gives its mem­bers the op­por­tu­nity to pay down li­brary fines with non-per­ish­able food do­na­tions. For ev­ery item do­nated $1 in over­due fines is waived.

The May cam­paign raised 528 do­na­tions of food or cash, while last fall’s cam­paign yielded 832 do­na­tions. From May 19 to May 26, each branch col­lected food items on be­half of lo­cal food banks or or­ga­ni­za­tions. “Food for Fines is a great ini­tia­tive. Its suc­cess stems from the ded­i­ca­tion of the Li­brary’s in­cred­i­ble pub­lic ser­vice staff, and from the gen­eros­ity of our com­mu­nity,” says Nicholas Séguin, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mar­ket­ing Co­or­di­na­tor.

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