The Laurens County Library System has announced a campaign to raise food for local food banks and help Library patrons get a break on any fines for late returns at the Library. For the 2013 holiday season the Laurens County Public Library System will be doing its own version of “giving” and “receiving” During the week of December 2nd through 7th, people with late fees can have those fees forgiven by bringing canned or non-perishable food items to the library!
People can do this at the Laurens Library or the Clinton Library. The Clinton Library will send its food items to a food bank in Clinton, and the food gathered at the Laurens Library will go to a food bank in Laurens.
Library Director Ann Szypulski explained some details, “One can of food will waive any amount of fines for one patron, but for only one. For example, a mother cannot bring in one can and have fines waived for her and her two children. She must bring in 3 cans.” Of course people are not turned away for bringing in extra, and all food is accepted and appreciated!
It is also important to note that the libraries cannot waive charges for lost books, but for someone with some late fees, this can help them out a bit during the holidays.