Food for Fines Nashville Library

by Sami

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I’ve always taught that one of the most important ways to be a good steward of your money is to avoid fines and late fees, but even I have been known to return a movie to the library late! Which is why I am SO excited for the “Food for Fines” program starting this week at the Nashville library! Essentially, you can eliminate any library fines you may have accumulated when you donate canned goods from January 10-20. Read the details from the library below:

Food for Fines: January 10 – 20, 2011

Exchange canned goods & other foods for library overdue fines to help Second Harvest Food Bank during Food for Fines week, January 10 – 20, 2011, at Nashville Public Library.

Library members will get $1 in current fines* waived for each can or package of food donated during the drive, held at all Nashville Public Library locations.

Items especially needed include:

  • peanut butter
  • canned meats (tuna fish, beef stew)
  • canned vegetables and fruit
  • macaroni and cheese
  • rice and pasta

Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags or jars (no glass can be accepted) to the circulation desk at your library. Don’t forget to bring your library card!

* Replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, fees for losses that are in billing or collection stages, and lost card fees are not included in the food drive.

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