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‘Can your fines’ at the library returns 

Pack 92 Tiger Cub Den, Paso Robles City Library, Can Your Fines, Library Manager Karen Christiansen, Meagan Friberg

Scouts from Pack 92 Tiger Cub Den of Paso Robles collected over 300 cans of food to donated to the Paso Robles City Library’s Can Your Fines program, benefiting library patrons and locals in need through the Food Bank. Photo by Meagan Friberg.

—In the spirit of the holidays, the Paso Robles City Library is again offering patrons an opportunity to serve their community and reduce their overdue fines at the same time.
From Nov. 26 through Dec. 31, the library will forgive $1.00 in fines for every canned or non-perishable food item donated, up to a maximum of $16 per library card account.

“This program provides an opportunity for families and individuals to help those in need while paying off overdue fines owed to the Library,” explains City Librarian Angelica Fortin. For more information on the kinds of food items that can be accepted, visit Food items that have reached their expiration dates cannot be accepted.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on the Can Your Fines Program or other library programs and events, call (805) 237-3870 or visit

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