|The Chula Vista Public Library is offering an opportunity to wipe away overdue fines while helping those in need during its “Food for Fines” campaign.
Bring non-perishable food items to the library from November 26 through December 24, and overdue fines will be waived at the rate of $1 per item. Donations will benefit South Bay Community Services to help local families in need. Those who do not owe fines are also encouraged to donate. Food will be accepted at the following branch libraries: Civic Center, 365 F St., (619) 691-5069; and South Chula Vista, 389 Orange Ave., (619) 585-5755, and Otay Ranch at the Otay Ranch Town Center (Food Pavilion area), 2015 Birch Road, (619) 397-5740.
The Library's "payment system" works as follows: Non-perishable items such as canned vegetables; canned meats and dried pasta count for up to $1 worth of fines for each item. A maximum of $10 in library fines per Library card will be waived in exchange for donated food. Items may be used to clear fines only; not for lost or damaged books or collection agency fees.
Non-nutritious items such as candy, chips, etc., damaged containers, and foods that have passed their expiration dates will not be accepted in lieu of fines.
For more information, visit any of the city’s libraries or online at: www.chulavistalibrary.com.
Posted: November 20, 2012