By NewsLine Staff

The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce that it will once again offer patrons a way to lower or eliminate library fines, while providing much needed assistance to the Health and Human Services Food Pantry through “Food for Fines.” The program will run through Dec. 19.

The formula is simple: the donation of one item of non-perishable food will remove $1 of fines from a patron’s library record.The following items may be removed via the Food for Fines program: overdue fines, charges for damaged items, debt collection fees and inter-library loan fees. Fees for lost items, printing, faxes, computer guest passes and other similar service fees are not eligible for the Food for Fines program.

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Visit for a complete list. Due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew, local residents and rescued animals need more assistance than usual. Your food donations and pet supplies/food may be dropped off at any St. Johns County Library branch or with one of our Bookmobiles. Last year, St. Johns County residents provided more than 18,000 non-perishable items through the Library System’s Food for Fines program. All food collected will remain in St. Johns County for the benefit of local residents.

For more information, call (904)827-6925.

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