Erase late fees at Kearney library with 'Food for Fines'

Erase late fees at Kearney library with 'Food for Fines.'

The Kearney Public Library and Buffalo County Bookmobile is letting people waive late fees from their accounts with a “Food for Fines” drive, according to a press release.

Beginning on Sept. 18, patrons may bring non-perishable food items to the library or bookmobile, and in exchange, the library will waive late fines from their accounts. The food will be donated to the Mid-Nebraska Food Bank.

One donated food item will waive $1 of library fines. Patrons may donate multiple items. Fees related to lost, damaged, or interlibrary loan materials are not eligible to be waived. Expired food items will not be accepted. The "Food for Fines" drive ends on Sept. 29.

Food items must be brought in to the main desk during open hours, or to the bookmobile. Library hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The Buffalo County Bookmobile’s schedule can be found on the library’s website, under “About” and “Bookmobile”.

Call the Kearney Public Library at 308-233-3282 for more information.

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