Library fines forgiven for a donation

The library will host a system-wide holiday open house on Saturday between 2-4 p.m.

The Greater Victoria Public Library is ready to turn the page on overdue fines in exchange for a donation to the food bank.

The library will host a system-wide holiday open house  on Saturday between 2-4 p.m., with all 10 branches providing festive refreshments and holiday craft tables for kids.

In the spirit of the holidays, Dec. 13 will also be “Food for Fines” day. The library will waive up to $5 in overdue fines per cardholder for anyone bringing in a non-perishable donation to any branch. All donations will be brought to a local food bank to help those in need.

“Communities rely on their libraries and we are committed to helping our communities prosper and thrive,” said Greater Victoria Public Library CEO Maureen Sawa. “We hope everyone can join us to celebrate the close of another year of inspiring literacy, lifelong learning and community enrichment for all.”

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