‘Winter Warmers’ Library Amnesty in May at Southern Downs Libraries
Haven’t visited the library for a while because you have overdue items and are worried about the late fees? Or you have existing late fees that have suspended your borrowing privileges? Here’s your chance to clean the slate and contribute to a worthy cause at the same time, as part of the Library Service’s ‘Winter Warmers’ amnesty and donation drive!
For the month of May, SDRC Libraries are running the amnesty and donation drive to benefit the Salvation Army. There will be no fees incurred on any overdue items returned - no matter how late or how many - if they are accompanied by the donation of warm items of clothing or bedding, such as socks, mittens, beanies, scarves, jumpers, shawls, flannelette pyjamas, blankets, or bedding. All donated items must be new and in the original packaging or with the price tag attached.
The amnesty will also apply to existing late fees already accrued, but not to lost item charges or items returned damaged. And if you don’t have late fees, but would still like to contribute to a worthy cause, all donations will be gratefully received and in return, you’ll receive five points on your Library/Art Gallery loyalty card. In June, the items will be passed on to the Salvation Army for distribution throughout the region.
So if you want to help out the local community and get a fresh start with the library, hand your overdue and donation items to our friendly staff between May 1st-31st, have your late fees waived and get your library membership back in business!