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Libraries offer ‘Food for Fines’ amnesty


From Monday, April 15, through Saturday, April 27, the four libraries in the North Olympic Library System — Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks and Clallam Bay — will hold a community food drive with a twist: The library will waive accrued overdue fines in exchange for a donation of nonperishable food for local food banks.


Fines will be waived for books, DVDs, magazines and other materials that were returned past their due dates, as well as overdue items returned during the Food For Fines amnesty period. Charges will not be waived for Inter-Library Loan items, lost or damaged items, processing fees or collection agency fees.

The libraries will turn over donated items to the Sequim Food Bank, Port Angeles Food Bank, Forks Community Food Bank and the New Hope Food Bank in Clallam Bay. In return, staff at the library hope to see some long-lost library users come through the doors.


For more information, call Vera Glica at 417-8500, ext. 7728, e-mail or go to, and click on “Events.”


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