From September 8 to September 22, library patrons can have all overdue fines erased at the Uxbridge Public Library and the Zephyr Public Library as we host Food for Fines, benefiting the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.
Library patrons may bring such pre-packaged, non-perishable foods as cans of soup, boxes of cereal or packages of pasta to either branch location and their fine record will be cleared. Each food item donated during the designated week will waive $2 of a patron’s fines for overdue materials. Patrons without fines are also encouraged to bring food donations to the Library.
No fine is too big and all materials are eligible. You can have overdue fines on videos, CDs or any library materials, and they will be erased.
The only exceptions are lost or damaged materials – neither are covered under the food for fines period. All food items must carry their original packaging and labels; the libraries cannot accept home-canned or home-prepared food.