Abilene Public Library is switching things up this year - we are hosting Christmas in July to help our friends at the Food Bank of West Central Texas. Because most organizations think to help with local hunger during the holidays, your library decided to switch things up and help when stores are traditionally running low!
Beginning July 1 and continuing throughout the entire month, all Abilene Public Library locations will forgive $1.00 in fines for two cans, or one otherwise nonperishable food item donated. Bring two cans, or one box or bag of comparably priced, nonperishable food to the circulation desk of the branch you frequent. That will equal $1.00 in overdue charges.
To pay a $4.60 fine, for example, donate 5 food items, or 10 cans of food to the library. The libraries can only accept commercially packaged items that are undamaged and that have not exceeded their expiration date. No dented, dinged, or previously opened food items, no government commodity items, and sorry, no home-canned items.
Food items will only pay for overdue fines. Charges for lost or damaged books still have to be paid for in good old cash (checks & credit cards are also accepted). Please help us help the Food Bank and help yourself at the same time by participating in Christmas in July.
Release by Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager