Fayetteville Public Library offers ‘Food for Fees’ this week

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville Public Library patrons will have a chance to to erase or reduce late fees by donating food this week.

Library officials recently announced plans to renew their annual “food for fees” program to allow locals to donate canned goods or other non-perishable food items in exchange for forgiveness of their library late fees.

The program runs Nov. 11-17, and will benefit the Cooperative Emergency Outreach, an organization that provides emergency assistance to residents in parts of Washington County.

During the drive, patrons get $1 credit for each can or box of food donated during the drive. The program does not cover replacement fees for lost or damaged materials.

Items needed include: peanut butter, canned tuna fish or chicken, beans, canned soup or fruit, and ceral.

To participate, just bring the food items and a library card to the checkout desk. For a bit more information, call 479-845-7113.