Pima County Library to waive fines for food
Patrons can donate to Food Bank and reduce overdue fines
The Pima County Public Library will reduce outstanding overdue fines for a can of food.
Library patrons can donate nonperishable food items at any library branch and have their fines reduced or waived in the Food for Fines drive during National Library Week, April 19-14.
For each item of food, the library will credit $1 to accounts with outstanding fines, with a maximum donation of 10 food items, said Pima County spokeswoman Diane Luber in a press release.
All Pima County Library branches will be participating and food donations will be made to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and its affiliates in Ajo, Arivaca, Catalina, Green Valley and Marana, Luber said.
Last year, the Community Food Bank received 11,422 food items during the Food for Fines week, Luber said.
Only overdue fines will be waived and patrons still will be responsible for other fines and fees, such as those incurred for lost or damaged materials, Luber said.