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Library customers can pay overdue fees and help restock the pantries of Valley food banks during Phoenix Public Library’s annual “Food for Fines,” April 8 – 22.


During “Food for Fines,” 50 cents will be deducted from a customer’s library account fees for each non-perishable food item donated at any of Phoenix Public Library’s 17 locations. A maximum of $75 can be paid with donated food. Perishable, expired, beyond sell by date and homemade food items will not be accepted. This year, all Phoenix Public Library locations will also be hosting drop boxes for those that just want to donate food without applying it to library fines.

Donated food will be distributed to Desert Mission and St. Mary’s food banks. Annually, “Food for Fines” collects nearly 50,000 pounds of food.

For more information, call 602.262.4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org. Phoenix Public Library is a system of 16 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/phxlibrary and “like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary.