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National Library Week Food for Fines Event
Celebrate National Library Week 2013
April 14 - 20th
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Food for Fines Amnesty Event!
Reduce Your Library Fines by Fighting Hunger!
In celebration of National Library Week, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries encourages county residents to make monetary and food donations to Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County. For each dollar or non-perishable food item donated, the library will forgive $1.00 worth of overdue fines, up to $20. Does not include lost or damaged materials fees.
To make a monetary donation: Use the online donation site to purchase a "Ticket" for the amount of your donation. You can always donate another amount to make an even greater contribution to the fight against hunger! Print your ticket and the receipt for your donation and present them at any branch library during the week of April 14-20 to have overdue fees waived from your library account. You can also email the ticket, your receipt, and your library card number to: eLibrary@santacruzpl.org during the week of April 14-20.
To make a donation of food: Bring your non-perishable food item to any branch library during open hours. See the list of branch locations and hours for more info. Some suggestions of food items to be donated include: canned meat, canned fish, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, beans, pasta, rice, cereal and fruit juice.
Even if you don’t have fines, you can bring a donation to put in the barrel or make a monetary donation online!