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Hastings Memorial Library will conduct its inaugural Food for Fines drive Oct. 28–Nov. 9. During this period, library patrons are encouraged to bring boxed or canned non-perishable food items to the library at 505 Central Avenue. Each single food item will be applied as a credit of up to $1 towards existing overdue fines.
Anyone with a long overdue item they’ve been meaning to bring back can return it with two food items and the fine will be forgiven. Donations from hose with no fines or overdue materials will also be gladly welcomed.
All donations are welcomed and will be given to the Perkins County Food Pantry.
Commonly needed items include:
• Canned fruits/vegetables
• Cereal (hot/cold)
• Spaghetti sauce (canned)
• Peanut butter
• Spaghetti noodles
• Soup: canned or mixes
• Sides: potatoes, rice  
• Boxed meals, etc.
• Canned tuna or chicken
• Macaroni and cheese
• Rice
• Baked beans
• Vegetable oil
Donated items should not be damaged or expired. This program is for existing fines only. Library materials must be returned before the fine can be waived. Fees for lost or damaged materials will not be waived.
For more information on this program, contact Hastings Memorial Library at (308) 352-4894 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .