Donate and get $1 waived on library fees


In the spirit of community during this season of giving, the Johnson City Public Library will partner with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter to hold a Food for Fines exchange program during the entire month of December, from Friday, December 1, to Saturday, December 30, 2017.

The Food for Fines program provides an opportunity for library patrons to help feed the hungry in our community and support the animals in our shelter while receiving some economic relief due to overdue fines. No fine is too big, and all materials are eligible. The only exceptions are lost or damaged materials - neither are covered under the Food for Fines exchange.

The library will waive $1.00 in fines for each canned good or non-perishable food item brought to the library for Second Harvest. All food items must carry their original packaging and labels; the library cannot accept glass, home-canned food or baby formula. The library will waive $1.00 in fines for every two cans of cat or dog food brought to the library for the animal shelter. The library is also accepting Puppy Chow and Kitten Chow, please call for more information.

Food barrels and doggie boxes will be at the Circulation Desk where donations may be dropped off.

For more information about Food for Fines, contact Gina Thayer-Coleman at 423-434-4465.