If your library does Food for Fines — letting customers pay down overdue fees by donating boxed or canned food and/or personal care items — or you're thinking of starting it, these responses to an ALA Think Tank Facebook group po
Lots of libraries do a Food for Fines week, especially during National Library Week. But consider collaborating with a food pantry in your community, to offer a Food For Fines day on a more frequent basis.
Not only does it ...
If you want to encourage kids to read, but their cards are blocked because of fines, consider trying a "read down" your fines project at your library. Here are some success stories you can use as models for your library's program:
If you're thinking about trying a "Food For Fines" program at your library as an opportunity for the library to give back to the community, here are recent posts from the Publib discussion list that offer food for thought: