Monthly Fines Amnesty Expands to Food for Fines Weekend in February

 

Jefferson County Library's popular “Food for Fines” amnesty is expanding to Food for Fines Weekend, starting Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24. Customers with outstanding fines for overdue materials now have two days each month when they can have their fines waived by donating canned food items. The library forgives up to one dollar in fines for each can of food donated.  If you don’t have library fines you can still drop off donations at the library on Food for Fines Weekends.

In January the library collected 274 canned food items at its three branch libraries.  Since the Food for Fines program began in 2005, JCL patrons have donated 82,734 cans of food to local area food pantries to help our neighbors who are struggling to get by.  We'd love to meet our goal of 85,000 donated canned food items by the end of 2018.  

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 through Jefferson County Library, 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).