Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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July 13, 2010

Library Collecting School Supplies In Lieu Of Fines

Greensburg — The Greensburg/Decatur County Public Library is inviting local students to go back to school with a clean slate in August.

The library is conducting a School Supplies For Fines program that began Monday, July 12 and will continue through Friday, Aug. 20. During that time, patrons may donate school supplies in exchange for fines being waived.

For every dollar owed in overdue fines at the Greensburg/Decatur County Public Library, at least one new packaged item from the list below must be donated. For example, if a patron has a $5 fine, at least five new packaged items are needed to erase the fine. A fine of $5.50 would need at least six packaged items. The collected items will be distributed to the community's elementary schools.

Accepted items will include: Crayola colored pencils; Crayola crayons (24); Crayola markers; facial tissue; packaged pencil top erasers; packaged big pink erasers; multi-packaged glue sticks; packaged number two pencils; packaged pens; packaged school scissors; white school glue; spiral notebooks (wide ruled); and three-ring binders.

The program applies to all library materials and is not available to patrons with lost or damaged materials. The material must be returned undamaged before the overdue fines can be waived.

Donations will be collected at the Greensburg Library, the Westport Branch and at the Bookmobile.

Individuals without library fines are also encouraged to donate new packaged school supplies at any library location although no credits for future fines will be given. Anyone with questions about the School Supplies for Fines program may contact the Greensburg/Decatur County Public Library at 663-2826 or visit them on the web at www.greensburglibrary.org.

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