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‘Food for Fines’ Collected Starting Monday

City of Falls Church residents are reminded that Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church) “Food for Fines” Week kicks off next Monday, Nov. 8. Through Saturday, Nov. 13, patrons have the opportunity to help those in need by donating non-perishable groceries as payment for fines on overdue items.

City of Falls Church residents are reminded that Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church) “Food for Fines” Week kicks off next Monday, Nov. 8. Through Saturday, Nov. 13, patrons have the opportunity to help those in need by donating non-perishable groceries as payment for fines on overdue items.

This optional program is a one-for-one exchange: a single grocery item (can of fruit, cake mix, etc.) will cover the fine for a single overdue item, including books, videos, DVDs, audiocassettes or CDs. There is no limit on the number or amount of fines that can be cleared or the quantity of overdue materials that can be returned. Bills for lost or damaged library materials cannot be paid by this program.

Glass jars, opened containers, bulging or damaged cans, items past their expiration date, or sample or trial sized-items, or any items needing refrigeration or freezing cannot be accepted for donation due to safety reasons.

For more information, call 703-248-5030 or visit falls-church.lib.va.us.

 

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