Library offers food for thought

FOOD FOR FINES: Programs officer Peter Casey is encouraging Wagga residents to pay off their library fines with food donations. Picture: Laura Hardwick

FOOD FOR FINES: Programs officer Peter Casey is encouraging Wagga residents to pay off their library fines with food donations. Picture: Laura Hardwick

A simple can of beans or packet of flour could wipe your debt at Wagga City Library.

It is that time of year again that the library gets into the festive spirit and allows residents to pay off their library fines with food donations.

Food for Fines is in its 17th year and programs officer Peter Casey is expecting good things.

“Contrary to the stereotype, we actually love wiping people’s fines,” he said.

“There are 1000 ways in which we aren’t allowed to wipe fines and this is one way that we are.”

Non-perishable food items, such as canned goods and packaged snack foods, will be collected at the library and distributed by the Salvation Army to families in January.

Food for Fines runs from November 28 until December 23.

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