Category Archives: Food for Fines

Food for Fines: April 11 – 16

As part of its celebration of National Library Week, the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Monday, April 11, through Saturday, April 16. During this time the library will accept non-perishable food items in … Continue reading

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2800 lbs of food donated to Salvation Army for local needy

Each November the library offers patrons an opportunity to pay overdue fines with a nonperishable food donation. This modified fines amnesty program, running for the month of November, brings overdue library materials back into the building, saves library patrons money, … Continue reading

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Food For Fines: An abundant collection

The National Library Week Food for Fines collection brought in an abundance of nonperishable food donations: Thank you for your generosity! The Salvation Army will be picking up the donations; these items will  assist local families in need.  

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Food for Fines Week: Monday, April 14 – Saturday, April 19

As part of its celebration of National Library Week, the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Monday, April 14, through Saturday, April 19.   During this time the library will accept non‑perishable food items in … Continue reading

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Food for Fines returns for November

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, is offering a modified fines amnesty from Friday, November 1, through Saturday, November 30. During this four-week period the library will accept non perishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. … Continue reading

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Athenaeum Accepting Food for Fines: through November 30, 2012

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Thursday, November 1, through Friday, November 30.   During this four-week period the library will accept non‑perishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books.  According to Library … Continue reading

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708 Pounds of Food Collected!

  During the recent Athenaeum Food for Fines week, patrons with overdue fines “paid” their fines with nonperishable food donations. We have just received word that a total of 708 pounds of food in 18 cartons was collected: what a … Continue reading

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