New Castle County pairs library fine amnesty, donations



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — New Castle County is pairing amnesty for library fines with canned food donations for the needy.

The county's "Food for Fines Week" program allows library users to apply for up to $25 in amnesty from fines. Participants are encouraged to drop off a contribution to the AFSCME Local Union 459 Needy Family Fund at any county library.

Sophia Hanson, general manager of New Castle County's community services department, says anyone with a balance of at least $5 in penalties can apply for the program even if they aren't making a donation.

Local 459 President John Spence says canned goods and nonperishable items will help provide holiday meals for some families who may otherwise go without this year and help replenish the food bank.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast