Canton library announces food for fines program

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For a limited time, patrons of the Canton Public Library will be able to pay off their fines with food.

Throughout the month of December, if a patron brings a non-perishable food donation of any amount for the Canton Food Pantry, the library will waive any outstanding overdue fees on his or her library card.

All donations will benefit the Canton Food Pantry, serving local families in need.

β€œI feel this is a fantastic way for patrons to get relief from some of their overdue fines while giving back to the community of Canton,” said outreach librarian Carolyn Elkort. β€œIt is a true win-win situation for all that are involved.”

Donations should include only shelf-stable foods, such as canned fruits, vegetables and meats, soups, cereals, boxed meals, pasta and peanut butter. The library will not accept home-canned items, opened foods, or foods past their expiration dates. Food may be used only to clear fines and may not be used to clear fees associated with lost or damaged books and materials.

For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 781-821-5027.

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