National Library Week is April 12 – 19, 2015! It’s a great week to celebrate your local library and we’ve decided to give everyone a bit of a break! If you bring back overdue materials during that week, there will be no fines! Instead, we are asking people to bring non-expired, non-perishable food items for donation to the food bank in place of money.
So, for example, if you have four overdue items and $15 in fines, you can bring back your items and three cans of food and you’ll be good to go! We are requesting one food item per $5 in fines.
If you have outstanding fines (but have already returned the materials), you can bring in food during this week to have those fines forgiven with the same value – one food item per $5 in fines.
Not only would we like to see our materials again, we would also like to get as many patrons as possible back in good standing, so we hope you can take advantage of this fine-free week! Please keep in mind, this is only good during library hours between April 12 and 19. You need to return your materials to a librarian in order to get your fines forgiven.
Have a great April!
If you have questions or have a book you’d like to reserve or renew, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (507) 825-6714. The hours for Meinders Library are Monday through Thursday from 10 AM – 8 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. Meinders Community Library is located at 1401 7th Street SW, on the south side of the high school.