Brooks Free Library to swap food for fines in December

Harwich library offers a fine amnesty for the final month of the year

Now through the end of December, the Brooks Free Library is offering to wipe out fines for patrons in exchange for non-perishable food items.

Bring your non-perishable donations to the library on Main Street and under the library's fine amnesty, the amount due will be erased. Items must be unopened and unexpired.

Donations will be given to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod in Harwich.

The amnesty only covers overdue fines, not bills for items lost or not returned.

The Dennis Public Library and the Eastham Public Library recently announced similar food for fines programs.

The Brooks Free Library is at 739 Main Street in Harwich, 508-430-7562. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on