This December the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will accept non-expired, unopened canned goods as payment for overdue fines. For each can of food donated, $1 will be waived from your library fines (no maximum). Only canned goods will be accepted. The program will run from now through Friday, December 16, 2016.


The canned goods will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC to provide groceries to those in need in our community this holiday season. Take advantage of this program to both help provide food for the hungry in the community and get your overdue fines forgiven! Even if you don’t have fines, you can feel free to donate unexpired canned goods.

The “Cans for Fines” waiver is for library fines only and may not be applied to replacement fees for lost items, nor may it be used as credit against future fines.

Thanks for participating!