Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Agenda Item Title
Participation in Lake County’s Food for Fines Program.
Agenda Item ID
Staff Recommended Motion
Permission for Lady Lake Library to participate in this initiative.
The Lake County Library System will once again offer its annual Food for Fines initiative to library patrons from May 1 to 31. During the month of May, library fines and overdue materials will be forgiven in exchange for donations of dry or canned food items, hygiene and baby products, and packaged pet food.
Donations will be accepted at each of the 16 Lake County libraries during regular hours. Umatilla Public Library will not be accepting pet food donations. Each unopened, unexpired item will equate to $1 forgiven for overdue library fines. There are no limits to the number of donations per person, though fines cannot be forgiven for library items that are lost or damaged.
Those without fines are also encouraged to donate items as each item will be used anonymously to forgive another patron’s fines. All donations will be sent to local food banks and charities in Lake County.