Next Library Food for Fines Collection Is June 30


Jefferson County Library continues its popular “Food for Fines” amnesty each month during 2017. The next date for 2017 is Friday, June 30. Customers with outstanding fines for overdue materials may have their fines waived by donating canned food items. During 2017 the library will forgive up to one dollar in fines for each can of food donated.  Even though it's summer, hunger never takes a holiday! If you don’t have library fines you can still drop off donations at the library on June 30.

So far during 2017 the library has collected 2,058 canned food items at its three branch libraries.  Since the Food for Fines program began in 2005, JCL patrons have donated 79,844 cans of food to local area food pantries to help our neighbors who are struggling to get by.  Our goal is to raise that total to 80,000 this year. We just need 156 more cans to make that goal!

There is no limit on the number or amount of fines that can be cleared, but bills for lost or damaged materials, and fines or bills for items that have been borrowed from other libraries outside Jefferson County, are not eligible for the “Food for Fines” program.
The library does not accept home-canned items, cans that are past their expiration dates or are dented or damaged, or cans with bar codes that have been lined or scratched through. 

For more information contact your local branch of the Jefferson County Library:

Arnold Branch,
1701 Missouri State Road, 
Arnold (636-296-2204);

Northwest Branch, 
5680 State Road PP, 
High Ridge (636-677-8186);

Windsor Branch, 
7479 Metropolitan Boulevard, 
Barnhart (636-461-1914).