St. Johns County Public Library Launches Food for Fines | Public Spaces
The St. Johns County Public Library System appreciates the continued support of our patrons and we would like to take this opportunity to give back to the community. In these challenging economic times, more residents are experiencing difficulty paying bills and keeping food on the table. Area food banks cannot meet local demand for holiday meals so, beginning Monday, November 14, 2011, the Library System will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of overdue library fines. Patrons may bring one sealed, non-expired, non-perishable food item for each $1.00 overdue fine. This waiver is for library fines only and does not include fees for printing, lost items, nor may it be used for credit against future fines. This project will run through Thursday, December 22, 2011 and all food collected will be given to the Mental Health Food Bank for local distribution. The general public is also encouraged to drop off their contributions at any of our library branches or bookmobile stops. For more information, visit the Library’s website, www.sjcpls.org, or contact Library Administration at 904.827.6925.