Libraries will trade food for your fine | Arts & Culture
Your overdue books could help feed hungry Spokane area families.
This is National Library Week, and in celebrations, Spokane County Library District is holding the 2nd annual Food for Fines event.
For every non-perishable item of food, the district will forgive $1.00 of your fine, up to a maximum of $10.00 per library card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items (unless the account is already in collections).
Last year, staff welcomed hundreds of members who donated 5,017 pounds of food to 2nd Harvest and other regional food banks serving Spokane County. In many cases, members contributed much more to the food barrels than needed to pay their fines. Some had no overdue fees at all, but still contributed food throughout National Library Week.
The food bins are out in your neighborhood County library. This special Food for Fines week wraps up Saturday (April 19th).