Category Archives: Food for Fines

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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Food for Fines Week: Monday, April 9 – Saturday, April 14

Each year during National Library Week, the Berkshire Athenaeum offers a special “Food for Fines” incentive to encourage readers to return overdue library materials. The library will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. Food … Continue reading

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2000 pounds of food collected

During last month’s Food for Fines collection the Athenaeum received 2000 pounds of nonperishable food donations which we have provided to local food pantries. Thank you!

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Food donations add up!

At the end of the first week of Food for Fines – and the donations for local pantries are really adding up. Remember Food for Fines runs for the entire month of November: donations of nonperishable food items are accepted … Continue reading

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November is Food for Fines month!

We will be offering a modified fines amnesty from Tuesday, November 1, through Wednesday, 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 Director Ron … Continue reading

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Food for Fines: Monday, April 11, through Saturday, April 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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Food for Fines continues through the end of November

November is Food for Fines month: The Athenaeum will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue library materials. Food collected during the month will be donated to local food banks. General donations of food not associated … Continue reading

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