Food for Fines

posted Nov 27, 2012, 7:22 AM by Erica Hanke-Young

Beginning November 26th, Marion Carnegie Library will waive fines for library visitors and support a local charitable organization at the same time. This year, the library is supporting Gum Drops. Gum Drops is a local organization that helps local at-risk children by providing easy to prepare food.

 Anyone with outstanding library overdue fines may bring a donation of new/unopened Ramen noodle cups, Easy Mac cups, granola/cereal bars, tuna or chicken salad kits, single serving cereal boxes, canned soup or canned spaghetti/ravioli to have the overdue fines forgiven. Donations are also welcome from all community members and library visitors. Please drop off items during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fines will be forgiven in the following manner:

                                                                                One donated item = $1 in fines

                                                                                Two donated items = $2 in fines

                                                                                Three donated items = $3 in fines

                                                                                Four donated items = $4 in fines

                                                                                Five donated items = $5 in fines

                                                                                Six donated items = $10 in fines

                                                                                Seven donated items = $15 in fines


Donations are not valid for lost or damaged items or printing costs. Only new/unopened items from the above list will be accepted and only through the month of December. The library staff reserves the right to refuse any item.

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