Library offering ‘Can Your Fines’
The Can Your Fines food drive is returning to Mentor Public Library and, once again, library patrons can donate food in exchange for forgiveness of their fines.
The food drive will run Dec. 1-31 and people can donate at any of the library’s branches, according to a news release.
The donated food will go to local food pantries that will share it to families in need.
Each nonperishable food item that somebody donates will be worth up to a dollar off of the fines they owe. People can get up to $5 in fines waived this way, the release stated.
Patrons can only trade food for fines once during the Can Your Fines food drive. Those whose fines have gone to collections are not eligible to participate.
For more information, contact the Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811 or visit the library’s website, www.mentorpl.org.