Food for Fines 2016
North Lake County Public Library in Polson is offering its traditional Food for Fines during National Library Week, April 11-16, 2016.
Patrons with overdue items or fines on their cards are encouraged to bring one item of canned or nonperishable packaged food to the circulation desk for each dollar owed. Fines will be waived. Forgiveness of fines does not include lost or damaged items. All food contributions will be donated to the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to clear your library card of overdue fines and help our local food pantry at the same time,” says library director Marilyn Trosper. “For the past several years, library users’ contributions have helped stock the pantry’s shelves in order to overcome hunger in our community.”
National Library Week highlights the fact that the role of libraries in our communities is growing rapidly. Although traditionally known for their collections of books, today’s library services also include free public computer use and Internet, cultural programs, tutorials in digital learning, children’s programming, activities for teens, meeting spaces, and a vast array of digital and traditional resources.
“Anyone who feels the role of public libraries may be declining hasn’t been in our building lately,” comments Trosper. “We’re busier than ever. Libraries are transforming communities by offering new services across the globe.”
North Lake County Public Library is located at #2 First Avenue East in Polson. Please call 406-883-8225 or go to northlakecountylibrary.org for further information.