Food for Fines begins Dec. 4

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The Bartholomew County Public Library is conducting a Food for Fines campaign Dec. 4 to 17.

During this time, Bartholomew County Public Library users can pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items. Donations of non-perishable food items collected in lieu of fines will be given to Love Chapel and the Community Center of Hope Food Pantry.

For every dollar owed in fines, at least one food item must be donated. They cannot be in glass containers, home-canned, expired, rusty, dented or damaged or have bar codes that have been lined or scratched through.

Read more in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.