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  • Fine ForGIVING Returns to the Library

    For Immediate Release:
    Alan Niette
    Natchitoches Parish Library
    Fine ForGIVING Returns to the Library
    Natchitoches, LA, November 03, 2023 –The Natchitoches Parish Library’s (NPL) “Fine ForGIVING” program has returned and will again be offering several unique opportunities for patrons to give back to the community while simultaneously reducing fines on their accounts. Whether it be canned food, pet food, coats, toys, or gently used Halloween costumes, items can be donated at either library branch location to be distributed back into the community. And if you do not have fines… that is fine too! You can still drop of your donations to be distributed back to the community.
    Canned goods, which must be clean, unexpired, and at least 8 ounces, for a $2 reduction in fines per can. Donations will be given to local food banks, which see increased use during the holiday season. New and gently used jackets can be donated for a $15 reduction per jacket. The NPL will also be accepting dog and cat food for a $2 reduction per can and $5 per 5 pounds of dry food. New and Unopened toys will be accepted for a $10 reduction. The above fine reductions may only be applied to overdue or late fines, not lost or damaged items, or other account charges.
    For those with lost or damaged-item charges (excluding laptops, mobile hotspots, and launchpads) the NPL will also be accepting new   gently used costumes for a $15 reduction. If only a partial costume (mask/cape/etc.) is donated, $5 will be deducted from the account. This can be applied toward overdue fines, late fines, and non-electronic lost or damaged item charges. Costumes will be cleaned and circulated at the NPL next October.
    Fine ForGIVING runs through the end of the year and donations are accepted at staffs’ discretion. All items may be donated at any Circulation Desk at the Main Branch (Natchitoches) or Northeast Branch (Campti) of the library. If you have any questions about donating for this year’s Fine ForGIVING event, you may call 318-357-3280 or message the NPL on its Facebook page.
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    About the Natchitoches Parish Library
    Knowledge. Connection. Community. The Natchitoches Parish Library serves the public and community through its competent and friendly staff by providing services and programs aimed at meeting the informational, recreational, and educational needs of our patrons. We seek to provide a beneficial and usable collection of information and activities to connect Natchitoches Parish residents to the world.