Pay Off Your Enoch Pratt Library Fines with Cans of Food

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Are you one of Baltimore’s cash-poor former doomsday preppers with exorbitant library fines? Well then you, my friend, are in luck!

Beginning on Monday, the Enoch Pratt Free Library will accept canned goods in lieu of money to settle library fines. Each can erases $1 of debt. The food goes to the Maryland Food Bank.

So you get to clear out some space in your underground bunker, get the library book repo men off your back, experience the thrill of bartering, and feed Maryland’s hungry. That’s win-win-win-win.

This is the third year in a row the library has run the program. Last time around, they collected 10,700 pounds of food, which works out to something like 7,000 meals.

The Food for Fines program will run from Jan. 4 to Jan. 31. You can drop your cans off at the circulation desk of any Enoch Pratt branch.


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