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Food For Fines Kicks Off November 27
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Monday, October 5, 2015

The MidPointe Library System will be offering patrons a chance to do good in their community, while simultaneously eliminating Library overdue fees as they again sponsor their popular "Food For Fines" program. From November 27th through December 11th, for each non-perishable item a patron donates, one dollar of outstanding fines will be forgiven.

"MidPointe's Food For Fines program is a wonderful way for both the Library and our community to 'pay it forward,'" says Library Director Travis Bautz. "We are anxious to get the donations we collect to our partner organizations and eager to see them make a positive impact on local families this holiday season."

The MidPointe Library System will be distributing the contributions throughout their service area to multiple food pantries and charitable organizations including Reach Out Lakota, the EMA Food Pantry in Trenton and the Salvation Army of Middletown.

Canned goods, boxed mixes, toiletries and paper goods are all welcome contributions. Donated items can be used for up to ten dollars worth of fines per patron. Fees for lost or damaged materials cannot be forgiven through this program.

MidPointe first launched the Food For Fines program in 2011 and in four years the campaign has resulted in over $24,000 in forgiven fines and more than 27,000 items donated to local charitable organizations.

The Food For Fines program is not the only way the Library will be giving back to the community this holiday season. Toys for Tots donation bins will be available at all Library locations.

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