Library’s ‘Food For Fines’ Gets Underway

Patrons of the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, Crothersville, and Medora can pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items now through Dec. 17. Discovery Bus customers must visit a library building to participate in the program.
Donations of non-perishable food items collected in lieu of fines are given to the Human Services Food Pantry, Provisions Inc, and Anchor House in Seymour, the Crothersville First Baptist Church and FFA/Fire Department and Medora Christian Church. Food items must not be expired, rusty, dented or USDA commodities.
For every dollar owed in fines at least one food item must be donated. If a customer has a $5 fine, at least five food items are needed to erase the fine. A fine of $5.50 would require at least six food items.
Food for Fines is not available to customers with lost materials. The materials must be returned undamaged before the overdue fines can be waived. Collection agency accounts are encouraged to participate.
Customers participating in Food for Fines will receive a computer-generated receipt reflecting fines waived by their food donation. Food for Fines applies to all library materials including movies and audio books.
Individuals without library fines wishing to donate food items may do so at any library location.
For more information contact the Crothersville Library at 793-2927 or Medora Library at 966-2278.