Food for Fines: Charitable donations to waive library fees

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Updated: 3/31/2014 5:20 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & - “Food for Fines” is a win-win-win situation, according to Washoe County Libraries’ Development Director, Jennifer Oliver.

“The public gets an opportunity to get their materials back and clear their accounts; the library gets the opportunity to get the materials back, so they're available to access; and finally, it's a great win for the food bank, [because] they need the donations all year round,” Oliver says.

For the first time, the "Food for Fines" drive for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be offered in the spring in conjunction with National Library Week.

The process is simple. Bring in one non-perishable item, and get one item cleared from your library account.

"We usually get 7 to 9,000 pounds of food during a three week drive, which we do in November,” says Oliver. “So, we're excited to find out what we'll get in this four week drive."

Dave and Paula Ogren paid their fine with a few canned goods, and say it feels good to give back.

“I think it’s worth more than the dollar, because oftentimes what you give in the way of food is more than a couple of fines,” says Dave.

The opportunity for charity is great. Last November, the library waived more than $12,000 in fines.

Collection bins will be at every Washoe county and Incline Village library starting March 31st – April 28th.

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