Public Library of New London Announces FOOD FOR FINES Program
Do you have overdue library books?
The Public Library of New London and the New London Area Food Pantry are partnering in an project where patrons can reduce their late fees through the "Food for Fines" Program.
From September 3 through September 30, patrons can pay down their fines by bringing in canned goods and non-perishable items to the Public Library of New London.
For each food item donated, fines will be forgiven, no matter what the amount of the fine. This does not apply to lost or damaged materials.
"Food for Fines" presents a great opportunity for patrons to give back to the community and get their Library record back in good standing. Patrons can then take full advantage of the great materials and programs the Library offers such as Wi-Fi, downloadable books, New York Times Bestsellers, Ebooks, magazines, CDs, and DVDs.
The New London Area Food Pantry is a nonprofit food distribution center in operation since 1988 located in the basement of the O.I.C. Building at 106 Truman St., New London.The pantry helps over 1,000 families every month.
The Food Pantry can accept the following in unopened, non-expired condition:
* Pasta/Sauce * Corned Beef
* Macaroni & Cheese * Hot & Cold Cereal
* Soup * Peanut Butter
* Rice * Powdered Milk
* Canned Meat Products * Tuna Fish
* Canned Beans, Vegetables, Fruit * Soap
* Canned Chili/Stew * Toilet Paper