Rossland Library: Got Fines? Pay with a Food Donation
Food for Fines:
Between January 29th and February 13th, the Rossland Public Library will be accepting non-perishable food items instead of cold hard cash for any outstanding fines.
The fines are in place to remind people that they are, indeed, borrowing items from the library. When they are returned late, it means someone else is missing the opportunity to discover those items. However, the library knows that even with the best intentions, things happen. The book falls down the back of the sofa, the movie slides under the car seat.
“We don’t want people to be embarrassed, or stop coming to the library because they owe us money” said Director Beverley Rintoul. “Food for Fines clears your fines and your conscience while helping out the less fortunate in our community.”
Starting Winter Carnival weekend and ending Valentine’s Day weekend, bring in your overdue books, movies and magazines and a food bank donation. The library will waive your fees and the food bank will fill its shelves.
Feel free to drop off a donation, even if you don’t owe the library money!
The library is open on:
Tuesdays from noon to 8:00 pm;
Wednesdays from noon to 5:00 pm;
Thursdays from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm;
Fridays from 10:00 to 5:00 pm.
For Winter Carnnival, hours wil be extended on Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. More time available to return books (overdue or not) and bring in food donations!