Similar to this previous deal.
There are a couple of ‘Food for Fines’ programs running throughout November and December at various libraries.
Bring in a can of food, and your library fines will be waived or reduced (amounts vary from $2-$10 fine reduction per can of food).
Kempsey Shire Libraries – From now until January 2019
Members are asked to donate one non-perishable food item per book fine to any of the Shire’s library branches in Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point, and Hat Head.
Macquarie Regional Library – 1-31 of December 2018
Simply return your overdue items along with an item of non-perishable food, including packaged and canned goods, to any branch of Macquarie Regional Library during December and we will remove your fines.
Newcastle Regional Library – Monday 12 November until Monday 10 December 2018.
Library members with outstanding fees can clear $5 for every non-perishable food item and $10 for every toiletry item they donate, from their overdue fine ledger.
UTS Library – Monday 8 October to Sunday 25 November 2018
Students and staff can donate non-perishable items, including canned food, jars and packeted food (but no confectionery please). Items must not be damaged and the expiry date must not be before June 2019. For each item donated $3 is deducted and up to a maximum of $30 can be claimed off your fines.
Students need to make sure that outstanding Library fines are under $50 to receive spring semester results.
Brisbane City Council Libraries – December 2018
In exchange for a donation of canned food for Foodbank Queensland, borrowers can return missing books, DVDs and other items to any of Brisbane’s 33 libraries without paying overdue fees.
Mackay Regional Council Libraries – From now until 9th of December 2018
Donate Christmas hamper food until Sunday, December 9, 2018 and we will waive your overdue fines.
Food items must be:
• new and within the use-by date
• of equal value to the overdue fines being waived
Geelong Regional Libraries – Monday 26 November until Friday 14 December
The GRLC will waive library fines in exchange for donations of non-perishable food items. Food products should have an expiration date of May 2019 or later.
Hobson Bay Libraries – Monday 19 November until Sunday 16 December.
During Food for Fines one item of food will be equivalent to $10 worth of overdue fines, with no limit on how much can be paid off. Food should have an expiry date of 2019 or beyond.
Mansfield Library – November 2018
Mansfield Library members who have overdue charges can bring in a non-perishable food item and receive $2 off their library fines per item in return.
Yarra Plenty Library – Donate food items from 16 November to 17 December 2018
- Return that item that’s still sitting in your home and no fines will apply – even if it has been years!
- Donate food items using our guidelines and fines will be removed from your library card.
West Torrens Council – From Sat 10 Nov to 14 Dec 2018
One non-perishable food item equals two dollars in fines (no change).