Libraries at all five Middle Georgia State University campuses are rolling out a new program entitled "Food for Fines" that will help with students who have overdue library books. From now until the end of fall semester, the student can donate cans of new, unopened non-perishable food items and have the fine written off (IE: $3.20 fine, donate three food items.) The amount is rounded to the nearest dollar. Donations will go toward local food banks or Middle Georgia State's SHARE Pantries. Food for Fines does not apply to lost or damaged books. Credit for the program come from Dublin campus Library Assistant Valerie Godfrey.
If the drive is successful, MGA may consider making Food for Fines a regular event. To learn more, call Roberts Library in Cochran, (478)934-3179.