This is one of my favorite library programs during the year. From Monday, November 23 through Saturday, November 28, Fine Free Week will be occurring at the Wabash Carnegie Public Library. Bring in your overdue library materials with canned good(s) for FISH (Friends in Service Here) With the overdue items and canned goods, the Library will waive any overdue fines currently on your account for donations of a canned goods. Fines will only be waived for overdue fines, not replacement or damage charges. In order for the fines to be waived, the materials returned must be undamaged.
This is a wonderful program for a number of reasons. First, it helps people in our community who are facing financial hardships and struggling. With this week being Thanksgiving Day, it is especially appropriate. The current unemployment figures testify to the hardships many in our community are facing. Second, it hopefully encourages patrons who have not used our services recently to come back and start checking materials out again.
I want to thank Theresa Singleton for organizing Fine Free Week and for everyone who participates.
See you at the Library,