Food for Fines Kicks Off Next Week | Events
It happens to all of us. That one library book gets stuck on the bottom shelf of your night stand or buried under a stack of magazines and ultimately forgotten. Before you know it the fines are piling up and you can't check out a new book. Well folks, you're in luck! Next week the Spokane County Library District is celebrating National Library Week with Food for Fines. For each donation of a non-perishable food item, you can reduce your library fines by $1.00.
All 10 Spokane County Libraries are participating in Food for Fines and the donations benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Each month, Second Harvest needs 60,000 pounds of food to fill its network of food pantries. Food for Fines will also benefit Second Harvest networks in Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield and Medical Lake.
By making food donations, library visitors can reduce their fines by up to $10 during the week. The most needed food items include peanut butter, canned meats, soups, stews, boxed dinners and beans. The county libraries are encouraging people to learn more about hunger in America and will be showing the documentary "A Place at the Table" in June. The film is currently showing at The Magic Lantern.
The Food for Fines donation event runs April 14-20 at all Spokane County Libraries. For more information, including library locations and hours, visit http://www.scld.org