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The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food as payment for library fines the week of December 12 through December 17. One can or package of food will be equivalent to $1 in fines. Maximum payment of $5 in food will be accepted per library card. The food will be donated to Linn-Benton Food Share.
Food for Fines has been a popular event over the years. In June 2010, the last time the Library offered this payment option, 980 pounds of food were collected. Circulation Supervisor Lori Johnston explained, “Our patrons like to help the community at the same time as taking care of their library accounts. It’s a win-win situation for the Library and Linn-Benton Food Share!” She noted that Library employees also donate food during these events. The goal for this year’s drive is 1000 pounds of food.
Community libraries in Alsea, Philomath, and Monroe will also be participating in Food for Fines during the same time – December 12 through December 17. For more information about this event, call 541-754-1746.