Library accepting food for fines

DOWNEY - During the month of December, Downey City Library patrons can clear their overdue fines while helping needy families.The library will accept new canned and packaged staple goods as payment for overdue fines on returned library materials. Volunteers with the Downey Council PTA HELPS will distribute the food to local families. "Even if you don't owe library fines, we encourage everyone to bring in food items to help local families," said circulation supervisor Josephine de la Dingco. The library will accept food for fine payments until Dec. 30. The donated value of each item is 50 cents. For more information, call the library at (562) 904-7366.

********** Published: December 8, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 34