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‘Fines for Food’ at the Banks Public Library May 6 – 11

The Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley

BANKS - The Banks Public Library is continuing to put a spin on its annual Fines for Food program, which runs Monday, May 6 to Saturday, May 11.

Every year, libraries across Oregon allow patrons to forego paying fines for overdue materials -- the Banks program does not allow patrons to cover the cost of lost or damaged library property for which individuals are responsible -- by instead bringing in canned food items.

In 2015, the Banks Public Library joined other libraries from the western portion of Washington County to begin donating one week’s worth of its fines intake rather than collecting and donating . . .

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