Residents of Spokane County who have been avoiding the library due to accumulating fines will have a chance to redeem themselves during the Spokane County Library District's 3rd Annual Food for Fines event. The event will take place April 12th-18th in celebration of National Library Week.
For every non-perishable item of food donated, $1 will be forgiven from the cardholder's account, up to $10.00 per card. Fees eligible for the program include those accumulated for overdue and damaged items.
Last year, staff welcomed hundreds of members who donated thousands of pounds of food to 2nd Harvest Food Bank and other regional food banks serving Spokane County. In many cases, cardholders even contributed more to the food barrels than needed to pay their fines. Those who have no overdue fines are also welcome and encouraged to donate food items to any of the SCLD locations throughout National Library Week.