December would be a good time to search out any overdue library books, as some of Cornwall’s Libraries have decided to ask for donations to food banks in lieu of fines, as a special one-off Christmas fundraiser.
All food donated over participating Library counters during December will then be passed on to local foodbank charities.
The libraries taking part are in Penzance, Helston, Callington, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Looe, St Agnes, Falmouth, Redruth, St Ives, St Just, St Columb Major and Hayle, as well as the two mobile library vans. Camelford Library will be accepting food for fines up to £5.
Food for Fines runs from Monday 2 December to Tuesday 31 December inclusive.