Library accepting food for fines

DOWNEY - During the month of December, patrons of the Downey City Library can clear their overdue fines while helping needy families.The library will accept new canned and packaged staple goods as payment for fines on overdue library materials. The Downey Council PTA HELPS will distribute the goods to local families. "Even if you don't owe library fines, we encourage everyone to bring in food items to help local families during the holidays," said City Librarian Nancy Messineo. The library will accept donations in place of fines until Dec. 31 at the Circulation Desk. The donated value of each item will be 50 cents. For more information, call (562) 904-7360, ext. 128.

********** Published: December 4, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 32