“Food for Fines” Starts Nov 1 at Marshall Public Library
POCATELLO – Starting this month, the Marshall Public Library will accept a different type of currency for overdue fines.
November 1 marks the start of the library’s “Food for Fines” food drive, which means for every non-perishable food item they donate, patrons can be forgiven for their $ 1 fines. . For example, if a customer has a $ 10 fine, they can bring 10 cans when they return the item and all is forgiven.
“Thank you to the community for their continued support to those in need,” said Kristy Lyon, Chief Reference Librarian. “Over the past six years, we have collected over 6,100 articles.
The library will collect food for the Idaho Food Bank.
The library requests that donations include only shelf-stable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, canned meals, pasta, peanut butter and jelly. The library cannot accept canned items, opened foods, or foods that have passed the expiration date.
“Food Against Fines” ends December 11.
The program does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, card replacement fees, or future overdue fines. If you have replacement charges for lost or damaged material, ask library staff for a payment plan.