Schaumburg Library Collecting Food for Fines & Toys for Tots

 
Susan Miura
Updated 11/24/2017 8:59 AM
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  • Collections of food and toys are taking place at the Schaumburg Library. See article for more information about Food for Fines and Toys for Tots.

    Collections of food and toys are taking place at the Schaumburg Library. See article for more information about Food for Fines and Toys for Tots.

Collections of food and toys for people in need are taking place at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. Bins for both are located in the lobby.

The library's annual Food for Fines collection begins Friday, Nov. 25 and continues through Dec. 31. During this time, Schaumburg Library patrons who owe fines can pay them with donations of non-perishable foods from Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 31, at all three locations in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park. The popular "Food for Fines" program allows Schaumburg cardholders to remove $1 in library fines for each item donated, with a limit of 10 items per visit. It is important to note that expired food will not be accepted, and food donations will not be accepted for lost or damaged items or collection agency fines. Food collected will be donated to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

Additionally, the library is once again hosting a collection for Toys for Tots, which provides holiday gifts to children whose parents may not be able to afford them. This collection takes place in the lobby of the Central Library in Schaumburg, and will end Wednesday, Dec. 20. Toys for Tots accepts new, packaged toys. No stuffed animals, please.

Both collections take place during all hours the library is open. The library will be closed for Thanksgiving, but will reopen on Friday, Nov. 24.

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