Library forgiving fines for fur friends

Published 12:07 pm Monday, April 3, 2017

April showers may bring May flowers, but April will also bring lower library fines with supplies for the county animal shelter.

Throughout April, the Clark County Public Library is offering fine forgiveness for patrons who bring in needed items for the Clark County Animal Shelter.

“We’ve done these prior to Christmas or Thanksgiving, usually for food for families,” Library Director Julie Maruskin said.

This time, the fine forgiveness drive will benefit the animal shelter, after a rough year and an expected influx of feral kittens after a warm winter, she said.

“It aids another no-profit entity that helps some aspect of our population,” she said.

Patrons bringing in one roll of paper towels or a small container of unscented bleach will have $2 taken off their fines for each item. Each gallon of unscented bleach or clean, used fleece receiving-style blanket will knock $5 off their fines.

The shelter also needs unopened, unexpired and undamaged bags of dry Purina Kitten Chow, she said. A 3-pound bag will forgive $7 in fines, a six-pound bag will reduce $15 in fines and a 14-pound bag will knock $30 off of patrons’ fines.

The collection drive ends April 30. Those who can’t deliver their contributions can call the library at 744-5661.

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Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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