Wicomico Public Libraries will host a Food for Fines event beginning Sunday, December 3rd through Saturday, December 16th.

Food for Fines is an initiative where members of the community can donate non-perishable items in lieu of paying fines. Community members can present their card at any Library branch and for each donated item will receive $1 off their overdue fines. Overdue items that are still checked out must be returned before you can “donate” towards that fine. Library members owing over $25 in fines can bring in 25 items and the Library will clear all remaining overdue fines. Accounts with charges for lost, billed or damaged items cannot use the amnesty program to cover those items. For full details please stop by any Library location or visit our website.

All food collected will go directly to the Joseph House in Salisbury. Suggested donations include canned vegetables, rice, pasta, cake mixes, breakfast cereal, canned tuna and chicken, canned or packaged soups, instant mashed potatoes, Jell-O, instant coffee, cocoa, and peanut butter. Donations of household items such as soap, diapers, laundry soap, paper towels, etc. will also be accepted. Items must be non-perishable, unopened and unexpired.

Wicomico Public Libraries are located in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, on the grounds of the Pittsville Elementary and Middle School, and via the Bookmobile. The Library is a great investment and strives to create an accessible, welcoming space where the community can discover new ideas and connect with one another. Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous resources such as free Internet access, a variety of classes and events, and an online Digital Library. Your Library supports learning, economic development, and community engagement. You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!
For more information on Wicomico Public Libraries or if you wish to become a Friend of the Library, please visit our Web site – WicomicoLibrary.org or check out our newsletter – Belong – in the Library or online.

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