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Beacon library will accept food donations

The Howland Public Library in Beacon has launched its annual “Food for Fines” campaign. Through Sunday, Feb. 14, library visitors can reduce or pay off their fines for overdue items by donating food items such as peanut butter, canned tuna and bags of rice that will be given to St. Andrews Food Pantry with the assistance of I Am Beacon.

Donated items must be non-perishable, labeled, undamaged and not expired. Food for Fines does not apply to fees for items that are lost or damaged, long overdue or from other libraries. There is no limit on the number of items that can be donated, and donations are welcome even if you don’t owe a fine.

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