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February 3, 2023

Food for Fines

Pay your overdue library fines with food!

Bring canned goods and non-perishable foods to any of the Boone County Public Library branches between Feb. 1 – 7, and the library will waive $1 in current overdue fines for each can or package donated (a minimum of $20 per person can be waived).  Donations will be used to help the Family Resource Centers in Boone County, which are school-based initiatives whose mission is to ensure that children come to school healthy, safe, and prepared to learn.  Nearly 40% of children in Boone County qualify for the free and reduced lunch programs — kids who are hungry cannot learn and succeed in school.

Don’t have any overdue fines?  No problem, all donations are accepted!  Items needed include:

  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • canned meats
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • rice and pasta
  • breakfast cereal or hot cereal

Please note that the library cannot accept home-canned items, items that have been opened, items past their expiration date, dented, damaged, or cans with barcodes that have been lined or scratched through.  Donations may not be used to waive replacement fees for lost or damaged library materials or collection agency fees.

Call 859-342-2665 or visit for more details.


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