The UPside - Dec. 13, 2022

This week’s UPsider is the Peter White Public Library
Published: Dec. 13, 2022 at 12:44 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Peter White Public Library recently let people turn their overdue fines into food for a hungry neighbor.

The library revised its ‘Food for Fines’ program, partnering with the TV6 Canathon, and letting library users pay overdue book fines with non-perishable goods. Each food item was worth $1 in fines, with no limit on the dollar amount that could be waived. The library also served as a Canathon drop-off location.

Library users paid off around $500 days of overdue fines with the program, plus the additional donations made as a dropoff center. For turning late fees into food for the community, the Peter White Public Library’s Food for Fines program is this week’s upsider, for making a difference to the people of Upper Michigan.

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