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Libraries offer Food for Fines program

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

The Food for Fines program will again be offered at the Somonauk and Sandwich libraries.

The Somonauk library will accept nonperishable canned and boxed food donations in exchange for fines through Dec. 12. Bring in canned or boxed items to the Patron Services desk to receive $1 off in fines. Limit of 10 items for $10. Food will be donated to local food pantries in Somonauk and Sandwich.

The Sandwich Public Library will accept donations of nonperishable food in exchange for fines on overdue materials through Dec. 16. Each item is worth $1 off of overdue fines, up to $15. This does not apply to long overdue/fees to other libraries, missing or damaged material or collection fees. Donations are welcome even if you do not have any fines; all donations benefit the Sandwich Lions Franklin Mall Project.

Food items must not have expired labels.

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