Anyone who has overdue fines at the Hays Public Library can have those fines waived by bringing in non-perishable, non-expired food items. Food for Fines will run from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17. All the food collected will be given to the Community Assistance Center.

Each food item will count toward waiving $1 in fines. For example, if a patron owes $5 in fines, that person will need to bring in five items of food to have all of their fines waived.

The Food for Fines program does not waive the fees owed for damaged or lost items. Those fines need to be paid by the end of the year.

You can find out more about this and other library programs by calling (785) 625-9014.