Avondale libraries trading ‘food for fines’

Avondale libraries trading ‘food for fines’

Through the month of May, Avondale Public Library is partnering with the community to restock the shelves of local food banks with “Food for Fines.” Under the Food for Fines program, library patrons with fines on their accounts may donate nonperishable food items to reduce or pay off their fines.

For every nonperishable food item donated, $1 will be deducted off a patron’s account — up to a maximum of $50. The food drive runs through May 31.

Donations are being accepted at both Avondale Public Library branches: Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive; and Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue.

Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, collection agency fees, printing or processing fees, card replacement fees and future overdue fines. Homemade food, glass containers, expired, opened or damaged food items cannot be accepted.

For more information call Avondale Public Library at 623-333-2665, avondalelibrary.org.