Boone Co. Library is accepting food for fines

BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - The Boone County Library will waive overdue book fines for donated cans or packaged food.

The donated food will be given to the Family Resource Centers at Collins, Ockerman and Florence Elementary Schools to feed students when they are not at school as part of the Food for Fines campaign.

"By giving them food that they can actually have at home we're ensuring that the students are coming to school ready to learn, ready to be taught," said Carrie Herrmann of the Boone County Library.

The Library is accepting donations, even if you don't have an outstanding fine. Peanut butter, jelly and canned fruit are among the items needed.

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