Library trades foods for fines
During March, the Waukegan Public Library is taking $1 off overdue fines for each nonperishable item patrons donate to a local food pantry. Library patrons should bring donations to the customer service desk. All donations go to COOL Ministries food pantry in Waukegan. The focus of the drive is on food items, but the pantry's wish list includes beverages, baby formula, diapers, paper towels and toiletries. In 2012, the library collected 6,049 pounds of nonperishable items for the COOL Ministries food pantry during February and waived a total of $4,768.35 in library overdue fines. The food drive applies only to overdue items and does not apply to fees from interlibrary loan fees or lost or damaged items. Donations will be accepted at both the main library and the Hinkston Park branch. Call (847) 623-2041, ext. 231.
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