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Library accepting food for fines
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For the second year, the Great Bend Public Library will offer the program "Food for Fines." People with overdue items can bring one nonperishable food item for each overdue material returned and overdue fines will be waived, said Terri Hurley at the library, located at 1409 Williams St.

Those with existing fines for items already returned to the library will have their fines forgiven if they bring one nonperishable item for each item that was returned late. Food items will be sent to the Barton County Food Bank to help families in need.

"Last year’s Food for Fines brought in 203 food items," Hurley said. "While we were excited about donating the food to the food bank, we were also excited about the return of so many overdue materials. We are asking those who have not returned overdue items to do so now and help us help those in our community who are hungry."

The library will also accept food items from the general public for delivery to the Food Bank.

For more information contact Hurley at the library, 792-2409.