A chance to clear up my long standing Library fines AND benefit the Loaves and Fishes program? I'm getting a box of canned goods together right now!
Food for Fines June 1-9
If you’ve forgotten to renew those library items and accumulated some fines, here is your chance to clear your account while benefitting others. From June 1 through 9, Peoria Public Library will accept non-perishable food items or paper products for overdue fines. For each item donated two dollars will be credited to your account. In other words, if six dollars are owed, three items will clear the account.
All donations will benefit The First United Methodist Church Loaves and Fishes program which feeds the hungry in Peoria. To participate, simply bring your donation to any Peoria Public Library Information Desk or the Bookmobile.
To participate in the Food for Fines program, the library materials must have been returned. If an item is lost or damaged, costs and fees will still apply, although donations can be applied to the overdue fine portion of the bill.
No glass items or expired food items will be accepted. Benefit Peoria’s hungry, clear up overdue accounts and help Peoria Public Library clear records from June 1 – 9! For questions about Peoria Public Library accounts, call 309-497-2167.