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Food for Fines at Crete Public Library: a Win-Win for Library Patrons and the Crete Township Pantry

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The Crete Public Library.

Crete, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Crete Public Library will offer patrons a way to avoid paying fines for overdue items while supporting the Crete Township Food Pantry at the same time during National Library Week. Beginning Monday, April 8, the library will deduct $1 from fines due for each non-expired item donated to the pantry. The Food for Fines program will run through Saturday, April 13.

The Crete Township Food Pantry is available to all Crete Township residents in need, every Wednesday at the Town Hall, from 9 a.m. until noon. Proof of residency is required and visits are limited to twelve times per year. Donations of cash and food are accepted any day while the Township Offices are open.

There are a few restrictions to the library’s Food for Fines program. The exchange does not apply to lost or damaged item fees, or collection agency fees. Only items checked out at the Crete Public Library qualify. Everyone is encouraged to donate items, even if they do not owe any fines.

Crete Public Library is located at 1177 N. Main St., Crete, IL. For more information about the Food for Fines program, call the library at (708) 672-8017.

This news is from the Crete Public Library District.