Wednesday, April 28, 2010
DALLAS -- Patrons of the Dallas Public Library will be able to return overdue library materials, clear their overdue fines and help hungry neighbors in the community at the same time throughout May.
Library users may reduce or pay off library fines by contributing food items beginning Saturday, May 1, and continuing through Saturday, May 29, as part of "Food for Fines." Library fines will be reduced by $1 for each food item contributed.
Examples of accepted items include 15-ounce or larger cans of fruit, vegetables and chili; bottled or canned fruit juice; boxed hot or cold cereal; pasta; pasta sauces; peanut butter; canned meats; cooking oil; and 5-pound bags of sugar, flour or rice.
All food items must be commercially processed, factory sealed, be free of dents and rust, and bear an expiration date. Food may be delivered during regular library hours.
Special fees and charges for lost library materials may not be reduced through the Food for Fines program.
Individuals who don't have library fines are also welcome to participate by making a food donation.
For more information: Dallas Public Library, 503-623-2633.