FOOD4FINES is back for the entire month of December. During this period all branch locations will accept non-perishable, unexpired food items in place of cash for overdue library fines.

‘Food 4 Fines’ provides library users the opportunity to clear their record, return overdue materials, and support local food banks. During the program fines for items are waived on a one to one ratio; it’s simply one item of food for one dollar of outstanding fees. Fees for lost or damaged books are not eligible. Fines often act as barriers to library patrons, and by removing small fines the library can encourage customers to come back to the Library and use its services.

All donations through this program are redistributed to food banks within the County of Lennox & Addington.