"Food for Fines" program gives people an alternative to paying library late fees

MERRILL - A Merrill library will offer a different way to deal with your late fees. Librarians at the T.B. Scott Free Library will hold their "Food for Fines" program. This allows people to donate non-perishables to the library to get rid of late charges.

"The Food for Fines program allows people to be forgive $1 of fines for every item they bring for the Merrill Food Pantry," said Library Assistant Director Don Litzer. "This is an opportunity that the library gives the community to settle up their fines and also to benefit a worthy community charity."

The library hosts the food drive in honor of National Library Week. Librarians forgave more than five hundred dollars in late fees last year. They'll also host other events all week long, including group video games and book chats.

Full story: WJFW

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