Central Arkansas Library System to hold annual Food for Fines week Dec. 14-20

The Central Arkansas Library System is continuing its annual tradition of helping those in need this holiday season by holding its annual Food for Fines week beginning Monday, Dec. 14 and continuing through Sunday, Dec. 20.

The Food for Fines program gives patrons an opportunity to help others in our communities while offsetting fines for overdue library materials. Patrons are encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item for each overdue item to any of the library’s 12 branches in Pulaski and Perry County.  However, food items may not be used to negate fines already on record for materials that have been returned prior to Food for Fines week. Food collected during the drive will be donated to Arkansas Rice Depot, which has been working to alleviate hunger in Arkansas for more than 25 years. Donations will also be used to support Rice Depot’s Food for Kids program which operates during the school year providing backpacks of “kid-friendly” food children can take home to eat during the weekend. Items needed for Food for Kids are ravioli, peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit, pudding cups, cereal and granola bars.

For more information on the Food for Fines Program, visit your local branch of the Central Arkansas Library System, Main Library, 100 Rock Street; Aerospace Library, 3301 East Roosevelt Road; Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road; Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street; Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Point Drive; McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Drive; Milam Library, 609 Aplin Avenue in Perryville; Nixon Library, 703 West Main Street in Jacksonville; Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive in Sherwood; Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Drive; Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle; and Williams Library, 1800 Chester Street.