Fine Amnesty, Food for Fines, and Holiday Closure
The Mendocino County Library Announces Fine Amnesty, Food for Fines, and Holiday Closure
Did you find an overdue library book, DVD, or CD? Do you have late charges on your library account that are discouraging you from visiting? This December Mendocino County Library is offering two fine-forgiveness programs to our patrons. Mendocino County Library branches and the Bookmobile will be closed December 24th through January 1st, and from December 23rd through January 3rd the library will be offering a Fine Amnesty Period. All items checked in through the book drop will be exempt from fines. This will offer an opportunity to all of our patrons to return overdue items without incurring late charges.
Additionally, from December 4th through December 21st all library branches will be offering a Food for Fines period giving patrons the opportunity to clear library fines while providing non-perishable food to community members in need. The library will accept up to five unexpired cans of food to go towards previously incurred late fines (not valid for damaged or lost items). Each can of food counts as $2 towards a maximum of $10 for waiving fines during this period.
Both the Fine Amnesty and the Food for Fines programs can only be used toward late charges and not for other fees. All food donated as part of this program is passed on to our local food banks. Start the New Year fresh with cleared library accounts, and check out a new book, DVD, or CD!