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WATCH: Food for fines early Christmas present at library

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, News


LIBRARY users can get their fees waived for a can of baked beans this Christmas.

Wellington City Libraries are offering a reprieve to users who have outstanding fines on their accounts, in a Food for Fines amnesty.

Borrowers can simply donate a tin of non-perishable food, like baked beans or fruit, and have three dollars waived from their fines.

The amnesty will run December 8 through to the 21st and all food donations will be delivered to local food banks in the community.

“Our libraries are at the heart of our communities so it’s only fitting that we work together to benefit our neighbourhoods this Christmas,” says Library Manager John Stears.

He says people without fines can also participate in the Food for Fines campaign and all food donations are welcome.

Users can take their food donations to any one of the council libraries where they can retrieve their early Christmas presents and help the community at the same time.

With around 800,000 dollars collected so far this year, Mr Stears says fines are fair and reasonable.

He says fees are charged to encourage people to return items, and ensure a fair borrowing system for all users.

For more information visit the Wellington City Library blog.



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