Food for Fines, refreshments, programs celebrate National Library Week at T.B. Scott Library
From Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20, T.B. Scott Free Library celebrates National Library Week with food, programs, and an opportunity to give back to the community.
For the 14th consecutive year, T.B. Scott Free Library patrons are encouraged to settle their overdue fines and, at the same time, help others in need through the Food For Fines program.
T.B. Scott Free Library will offset a dollar of library fines for each item of food brought to the library’s circulation desk. Food donations will be given to the Merrill Food Pantry. Up to $50 in fines per patron may be waived through Food For Fines. Fines will still be collected from patrons without food items to donate. Donations can be applied to fines, but not for payments on lost or damaged materials.
Food For Fines food donations are acceptable so long as they are not in glass containers or in dented cans. Donated items should not be expired or near an expiration date. Suggested Food For Fines donations include cold cereal, ramen noodles, egg noodles, elbow macaroni, macaroni & cheese, canned fruit, fruit cocktail, corn, spaghetti sauce, kidney beans, pork and beans, Jello, powdered milk, sugar, Spam, rice, instant potatoes, crackers, and toilet tissue.
If you don’t owe fines but still want to help the Merrill Food Pantry, cash donations will be accepted.
Refreshments will be available to the public during National Library Week in the lower lobby. Two Words Worth Hearing programs-a panel discussion of a new book about the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and the Boldly Go Games board gaming event from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, round out National Library Week events.
To learn more about the library and what’s happening there, call 536-7191 or go to www.tbscottlibrary.org or T.B. Scott Free Library on Facebook.