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Food for Fines at Keokuk Public Library

Sep 1, 2014

The Keokuk Public Library is giving patrons an opportunity to pay off their fines without dipping into their wallets.

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The Food for Fines program will be in effect for the month of September.

People can have their fines reduced by $1 for each non-perishable, non-opened food item or hygiene product.  

There are even a few that qualify for $2 off per item:

  •  Peanut Butter (16 oz. and up)
  •  Juice (32 oz. and up or multi-packs)
  •  Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, corned beef, etc.)
  •  Boxed Meals (Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper)
  •  Hygiene Products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)

The Keokuk Public Library staff has the final say on what a donation is worth.  The donations are not valid for paying off a lost item.

All of the donations will be given to the Keokuk Salvation Army.