Food for Fines: November 12 – December 2, 2018

This fall, Collins Memorial Library and the Emergency Food Network are cosponsoring Food for Fines. Pay off your library fines with food instead of cash, Nov. 12 – Dec. 2.  Donate to a worthy cause AND clean up your library debt at the same time.

Bring in 1 can of food and we will waive $1.00 of your library fines (for returned items). That’s right!  $1 per can! NO LIMIT!


Welcomed Items:

  • Peanut Butter • Canned meats • Canned dinners
  • Canned vegetable & fruits • Dry beans & pastas
  • Stuffing mix

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  • Bring cans to the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library.
  • 4 ramen noodle packs = $1.00 of fines.
  • One – 6 ounce can or larger = $1.00 of fines. (Unlimited waived)
  • Canned food accepted for fines on returned items only, not for replacement fees of lost items.
  • Only non-perishable, un-dented, and labeled cans will be accepted.
    • Please, no jars/glass containers.
    • Additional donations are welcome. Thank you.
  • All canned food will be donated to the Emergency Food Network (
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