Food for Fines in September

Customers always are the top priority at the Fond du Lac Public Library, but during September, they’re elevated to an even loftier perch. September 2011 is Customer Appreciation Month, when the benefits of being a library patron are bountiful.

All month, the library will offer Food for Fines. For every one non-perishable food item donated, the library will forgive $1 of extended use fees, with no limit. Food for Fines will not cover fees for lost or damaged items or fees charged by the collection agency. The food collected will be donated to the Salvation Army Food Pantry, which is Fond du Lac’s largest food pantry.

“Food for Fines is a great win-win,” said library Support Services Coordinator Lori Burgess. “The library can clear off old accounts while helping to replenish a food bank at a critical time of the year.”

Brandon Ball, Salvation Army’s pantry coordinator, agrees that the need is high.

“We’re serving 500 more people per month than we were a year ago,” Ball said. “Senior citizens, single parents and families that are dealing with unemployment or underemployment come through our doors every day.”

 

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CAPSLOCK STUCK

THIS IS VERY EXCITING TOO BAD MY CAPSLOCK KEY IS STUCK AND MY PUNCTUATION IS TERRIBLE ROFLMAO

FOOD FOR FINES

I THINK THIS IS A WONDERFUL IDEA, AND IM NOT JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE I HAVE SOME UNPAID FINES...LOL....IT'S JUST A GOOD WAY TO HELP THE COMMUNITY AND GET MORE PEOPLE IN THE LIBRARY!!

Glad you're excited!

Glad you're excited!

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