Libraries celebrate National Library Week with gifts, food for fines

Next week is National Library Week, and the Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights libraries are celebrating — here’s how.

Brentwood Library is partnering with Operation Food Search during the week to offer food for fines. Bring in nutritious canned food items and your fines will be waived up to $10 per card. It will apply only to fines, not lost items. 1 item = $1.

Some what what is needed:

Light Tuna & Salmon (canned & pouches) & Canned Chicken
Soup, Chili, Stews with Meat/Beans (a meal in a can)
Canned fruit (in natural juices)
Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Canned Spaghetti Sauces (low sodium )
Canned beans
Dried Spices: chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano, basil
Breakfast Cereal (Cheerios/Honey Nut Cheerios preferred
including store brands)
Ziplock Bags: Freezer Gallon & Quart Sizes
Can Openers: Swing-A-Way brand preferred
Deodorant, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

Please, no glass containers – please, NO ramen noodles

Drop by Maplewood Public Library for a free gift during the week.

The Richmond Heights Memorial Library was recognized in a recent city council meeting.

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