"Food for Fines" at the Library

May 11, 2019
By BCPL

Now through the end of May, the Library is offering "Food for Fines," a program that gives patrons an opportunity to pay off their overdue fines with food donations. The donated food will be given to New Hope Food Pantry in Danville, KY.

Under the "Food for Fines" program, up to $10 per library card can be paid off with donations. Fine forgiveness applies only to current fines, and it will not apply to lost or damaged items, card replacements or future fines.

Each can or food item will count as one dollar toward fines. There are a few guidelines for food donations:

  • Items must be brought inside the Library.
    (Do not put them in the book drop.)
  • No open packages will be accepted.
  • No re-packaged or expired foods will be accepted.
  • No dented cans.
  • No Ramen noodles (or noodles of a similar type).

Suggested items include: canned peas, canned corn, canned mixed vegetables, canned meat (such as tuna, beef stew, chicken), peanut butter, and canned fruit.

Also welcome are any non-perishable items such as: cereal, dried beans, rice, pasta, soups, and crackers.