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Library offering opportunity to, ‘Can your fines’ this holiday season 


Library will forgive $1 in fines for every food item donated

–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. 21 through Dec. 31, the library invites patrons to “can” their fines, forgiving $1 in fines for every canned or non-perishable food item they donate (maximum $16 per library card account). “This program provides an opportunity for families and individuals to help out those in need in our community while paying off overdue fines owed to the Library,” explains Adult Services Librarian Karen Christiansen. “This year we will be accepting soup-can-or–larger-sized cans of soup, chili, fruit and vegetables; 6-ounce-or-larger-sized cans of meat, chicken or seafood; one pound-or-larger-sized packages of rice or pasta; and boxed family-sized foods such as macaroni and cheese.”

For more information about the “Can Your Fines” program, call (805) 237-3870.


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