Monday, March 11, 2013

Food for Fines

I'm a huge fan of the Cuyahoga County Public Library - where else can you check out books, read magazines, download e-books, "rent" movies, do yoga, learn about computers and even meet authors. For Free.

I even don't mind (too much!) if I'm late returning an item because the money they collect in fines helps keep my library the awesome place that it is.

But - if you have a huge bill looming (shame on you!) they are offering a little relief: Food for Fines. This program lets you waive your fines in exchange for food donations for the Cleveland Food Bank. Win win, right?

Sunday March 24th through Saturday March 30th you can bring in one of the "Super Six" most wanted food items:

  1. peanut butter
  2. cereal
  3. canned soup
  4. beef stew
  5. canned veggies
  6. tuna
and get $1.00 of your fines waived for each item donated. Or if you prefer, you can donate $1.00 and get $1.00 waived, up to $4.00 per day. Obviously, no expired or dented cans of food and no glass containers please.

So help yourself get outta debt and help the hungry!

You can also buy tickets for 4/14/13 Market at the Foodbank by clicking here.


  1. I love using the local librabry, too. And I feel the same way if I get a fine for holding the book an extra day - I know it's probably going to the library (or someone's pension haha). What an awesome idea though! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! Good to know... the CCPL are my fave! What a great idea to offer a food for fines day. They are just so smart over there :) And I am a huge fan of the work and cause behind the Cleveland Foodbank! Thanks for sharing the info!!

  3. I nominated you for a blogger award!


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