Thursday, April 12, 2012

Library "Food For Fines" Week Until 4/14

BROCKTON--Help Brockton Public Library celebrate National Library Week with “Food For Fines” from Monday, April 9 through Saturday, April 14.
The library will waive your overdue fines in exchange for one nonperishable, unexpired, unopened food or personal care item per dollar owed.
No candy, gum, or soda. Pet food is accepted. Value of the item does not have to equal one dollar--for example, bring in three cans of tomato paste that you purchased for $1, and have $3 taken off your overdue fines.
Amnesty extends to overdue fines only if material is returned in good condition.
Amnesty does not extend to the following:
*materials received through inter-library loan;
fees for lost or missing items;
checks returned without sufficient funds; or
for lost card fees.
Patron must present the OCLN library card in order for library officials to access the library record.
All food and personal care items collected during this period will be donated to The Charity Guild local food pantry.
Library officials said library users can do a number of things all at the same time: clear up a library record, bring back long overdue materials, get rid of overdue fines, and help the community.
Brockton Public Library is located at 304 Main Street, Brockton, Mass. 508-580-7890.
All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Any resident of Massachusetts can register for a free Brockton Public Library card.
To get a library card bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk.
For more information, call 508-580-7890 x101.
For branch hours and locations, calendar updates, and online/downloadable products, check out the library's website at; Twitter at brocktonlibrary; Facebook fanpage at

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