Nathan Wunrow, circulation supervisor at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, has successfully managed for the second year a “Food for Fines” program whereby patrons owing late fees on their library materials pay the fines, not with money, but with food donations instead.
The program began on the first day of Library Week in mid-April and continued through the end of spring semester. These donations helped alleviate $1,588.95 in fines.
The participating UST Libraries took in a total of 811.5 lbs. of canned food and it has been delivered to the Franciscan Brothers of Peace. Last year’s donation was a smaller 288 lbs, however the duration of the program was just one week long.
Nathan says: “Thanks go to Paul Hietpas of Physical Plant for letting us use his scale, and thank you to everyone who supported this program.”