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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Natick forgives book fines with donations


Librarians seem to be getting into the holiday spirit, giving people a break on fines for holding onto books past their due date.

Starting today, Natick's Morse Institute Library will allow patrons to settle fines for overdue materials by bringing the book along with a non-perishable food or personal care item. The items, such as diapers, deodorant, toothpaste, meals-in-a-box, juice boxes and soup with go to the Natick Service Council's food pantry.

It is the 13th year for the Food for Fines program, which is being offered through Dec. 29. Outstanding fines for books returned prior to the promotion are not eligible.

-- John C. Drake

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