Donate food to help clear your overdue library fines

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NOVEL WAY TO HELP: Wangaratta Library staff, including Rowena Gibb, are encouraging locals to pay their outstanding fines by contributing non-perishable food to the Food 4 Fines charity drive. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

PAYING overdue library charges this month is as simple as donating non-perishable food or pantry items to the Food 4 Fines charity drive.

The November-long drive allows High Country Library Corporation members who have outstanding overdue charges to bring in a donation item for $2 off library fines.

Food 4 Fines is an ideal way for patrons to clear their overdue charges while giving back to people in need.

“The program is a good way to get outstanding material returned, and help a good cause at the same time,” HCLC chief executive officer David Roff said.

“We recognise that this can be a challenging time of year for many families, and High Country Library Corporation is very happy to be able to contribute in any way.

“Last year we found that our patrons’ generosity was amazing, even people who didn’t have fines wanted to donate.”

All six branches will take part in the drive, and each branch has sourced a charity from within its community, so the items will benefit local families directly.

Donations from those who don’t have fines but wish to contribute are also welcome, and goods can be brought to the desk at any branch of the HCLC at any time during November.

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