Wednesday, October 21, 2009

12/7-12 Food for Fines!

Two of the WCCLS libraries are participating in Food for Fines Week this year, each with its own twist.

Sherwood Public Library

The Sherwood Public Library is partnering with Sherwood's Helping Hands to bring you another “Food for Fines” week. This year it will be Monday, December 7 through Sunday, December 13.

Fines on library accounts may be paid with donations of non-perishable food items. Each food item accepted is equal to one dollar of overdue/late fees. However, food will not be accepted as payment for replacement charges for lost or damaged items. All donations go to Sherwood's Helping Hands program for use in making holiday baskets and other offerings for local families in need.

Questions? Ask at the Circulation Desk or call 503-625-6688.

Sherwood Public Library is located at 22560 SW Pine Street in downtown Sherwood.

Tigard Public Library

Tigard Public Library asks, do you have overdue library fines? Reduce or eliminate them while helping those in need.

The Tigard Public Library will hold its second Food-for-Fines drive Sunday, December 6 through Saturday, December 12. Food collected will be donated to a Tigard food pantry to be distributed to local families in need.

Every two non-perishable food items donated will equal $1 in fines. A maximum of $10 per account may be waived with food donations, but patrons may contribute as many food items as they wish. The Library will also accept cash donations to the food pantry. Donated food will be used only toward payment of fines—not for damaged or lost items or accounts that have been sent to collections.

Acceptable donations include: Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon), canned and box meals (chili, soup, macaroni and cheese, etc.), peanut butter, pasta, rice, cereal, canned fruits and 100% fruit juice.

Please, no unlabeled or rusty cans, homemade, perishable or open items.

Questions? Call 503-684-6537.

Tigard Public Library is located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd, north of Bonita Rd.