The Howland Public Library in Beacon and the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison are offering amnesty for anyone who owes library fines and brings in nonperishable food such as peanut butter, bags of rice or canned tuna or personal care items like soap or toothpaste.
The Howland Food for Fines program runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 30 with donations passed along to the St. Andrews Food Pantry in Beacon. In the Desmond-Fish program, which operates from Nov. 17 to Nov. 27, the library will waive $1 off every fine for each unexpired, nonperishable, shelf-stable food item brought in to be given to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
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