Library Can Amnesty
Book borrowers with fines owing
can receive some early Christmas cheer with the return of a
special initiative to local libraries.
Beginning on Monday
3 December, all local libraries are holding a week long
amnesty where borrowers can have $5 in overdue fines wiped
in return for a can of food for charity.
Library manager Robyn Robertson said the initiative proved
extremely popular last year with over 300 cans being
collected in Queenstown alone and she was expecting a
similar response this year.
“It’s the libraries good
deed for Christmas. People get a gift from us in the form of
waived fines and local charities benefit as well.”
“It’s a win-win situation,” she said.
of the amnesty stipulate that only overdue fines for items
that have been returned are eligible for the waiver and any
cans of food presented must be within their use by date and
without rust or dents.
The amnesty runs from Monday 3
December to Saturday 8 December.
The charities chosen to
benefit from the amnesty are individual to each area.
Queenstown and Arrowtown have chosen Happiness House, while
the Upper Clutha libraries will be donating to Wanaka
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