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Food For Fines Program

Food for Fines

foodforfines Do you owe book fines in the library? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed -- all at the same time? Well, now's your chance!

The Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library, along with Campus Ministry are sponsoring the 13th annual Food for Fines drive. From April 7th -17th, patrons of the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library are invited to help the community and themselves by donating non-perishable food items in lieu of paying library fines. Donated items will benefit Catholic Charities.

For each non-perishable food donation you make, we'll reduce your fines by $1, to a maximum of $50. Just bring your donations to the Circulation Desk at any time during regular hours.

Soup, canned meats, canned vegetables and fruits, cereals, dried fruits, canned juices, paper and cleaning products, personal hygiene products (soaps, toothpaste, etc.) evaporated and powdered milk, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, baking mixes, pasta, and rice are particularly needed.

Don't have any overdue fines?  Be a Fine Angel!  This year you may request your donations be applied to a friend's overdue fines.  No fines?  We will still accept any items on our list by anyone.  

Items that are expired, damaged, or perishable will not be accepted.

Food for fines only works on overdue fines. Lost book charges, damaged item fees, TexShare fines, or other fees associated with your library account are not eligible.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Vandervoort, Access Services Librarian, at 972-721-5282 or via email.

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