Food for Fines


soup can reading Food for Fines and February 1 through February 28Get that library fine off your chest and do a good deed at the same time. Itís Food for Fines time at Whitman County Library. The nineteenth annual Food for Fines drive begins Friday, Feb.1, and continues through Thursday, Feb. 28, at all 14 library branches. This highly successful program allows library patrons to bring nonperishable food, paper goods, and toiletry items into any branch of Whitman County Library during regular open hours, and waive up to $10 in outstanding library fines. Those who visit the library and do not have fines are also encouraged to make a contribution. All items will be given to the food bank used in the community where they were collected.

Last year, Whitman County Library collected nearly $600 worth of nonperishable food and toiletry items. Many of the food bank clients receive large heating bills in February and it is wonderful that the libraryís food drive allows local agencies to put something extra in their grocery box.


Nonperishable food, paper goods, and toiletry items may be donated at library branches in Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa and Uniontown. Those patrons whose accounts have been sent to collection do not qualify for this waiver. For further details, contact the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366 or toll-free at (877) 733-3375.

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches- visit the Whitman County Library website or our Blog at the library's events calendar- Facebook- Twitter-  or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.