Trade food for library item fines

DALLAS -- Starting Saturday, Dec. 10, Dallas Public Library patrons will be able to clear their overdue fines and help feed the hungry at the same time during the library's Food for Fines campaign.



DALLAS -- Starting Saturday, Dec. 10, Dallas Public Library patrons will be able to clear their overdue fines and help feed the hungry at the same time during the library's Food for Fines campaign.

Those with overdue items on their library account can reduce or pay off their fines by donating food items the week of Dec. 10-17. Each item donated will reduce fines by $1.

Examples of accepted items include: 15 ounces or larger canned fruit, vegetables, 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 have an expiration date.

Food may be delivered during regular library hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Special fees and charges for lost library materials may not be reduced through the Food for Fines program.

For more information: 503-623-2633.



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