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Have overdue library books? Reduce those fines by doing a good deed.

The library system announced it will once again offer a Foods for Fines program during the county’s Community Service Week Oct. 22-29.

Library patrons who donate food items during that week can have fines reduced by $1 for each donated item. Donations will go to Manna Food Center, which will distribute them to needy residents.

Any library customer can participate in the program, not just those with fines or hold fees. Donations should be taken to the circulation desk of any branch, including Silver Spring and Long Branch, during normal hours of operation. The White Oak branch is closed for a “refresh” project.

Manna offers a list of foods that will best serve the greatest needs, as well as those items it cannot accept.

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Library system to offer Food for Fines program

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Library system to offer Food for Fines program

Library system to offer Food for Fines program

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