Food donations can erase your library fines in Butler County

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The MidPointe Library System is offering patrons a chance to do good in their community, while simultaneously eliminating library overdue fees.

Through Dec. 8, for each non-perishable item a patron donates, one dollar of outstanding fines will be forgiven as part of MidPointe’s Food For Fines program.

MORE: Lane Library locations in Butler County also offering similar program

“MidPointe’s Food For Fines program is a wonderful way for both the Library and our community to ‘pay it forward,’” says Library Director Travis Bautz. “We are anxious to get the donations we collect to our partner organizations and eager to see them make a positive impact on local families this holiday season.”

The MidPointe Library System will be distributing the contributions throughout their service area to multiple food pantries and charitable organizations, including Reach Out Lakota in West Chester Twp., the EMA Food Pantry in Trenton, Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry in Monroe, and the Salvation Army of Middletown.

Canned goods, boxed mixes, toiletries and paper goods are all welcome contributions.

Donated items can be used for up to $10 worth of fines per patron.

MidPointe first launched the Food For Fines program in 2011, and in six years the campaign has resulted in more than $35,000 in forgiven fines and more than 39,000 items donated to local charitable organizations.

The Food For Fines program is not the only way the library system will be giving back to the community this holiday season. Toys for Tots donation bins will be available at all MidPointe locations.


WHERE TO DONATE : MIDPOINTE LIBRARY SYSTEM LOCATIONS AND HOURS

West Chester Twp.

9363 Centre Pointe Drive

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays

1 to 5 p.m. Sundays

More info: 513-777-3131

Monroe

1 Tennessee Ave.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Closed Sundays

More info: 513-360-6224

Middletown

125 S. Broad St.

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays

1 to 5 p.m. Sundays

More info: 513-424-1251

Trenton

200 Edgewood Drive

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays

1 to 5 p.m. Sundays

More info: 513-988-9050