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Region 8 library accepts food donations for late fines

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GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Greene County Library, in Paragould, is forgoing fines on overdue books in lieu of canned goods donated to the local food pantry.

Each can donated takes two dollars off any late fees owed on books.  All cans donated will go to the Mission Outreach food pantry.

Mike Rogers is the branch director and said they started the program after finding out that so many families go hungry in the community. 

"We have done some things like this in the past. Our neighbors here in the community we see come in every day and we see how big of a problem it is with hunger," said Rogers. "So, we just thought we wanted to give back to the community a little bit."

The program kicked off last month and it will end on January 15th.


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