Saturday, October 22, 2016
Library Week Freebies Announced!
Omemee, Bethany and Dunsford Libraries Bring Ontario Library Fine Relief!
Last week we received an email highlighting Ontario Library Week events. There were many mentions of special happenings in Kawartha Lakes Library branches located in Lindsay, Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon Including a Food for Fines partnership happening at Bobcaygeon Public Library.
Frankly, it was a rather disappointing email, so a reply was sent to Kawartha Lakes Library saying that for our rural branches it seemed as though it was business as usual and asking if the Food for Fines would at least be extended to our rural branches.
It is good to see now, that there are a few items that will include our rural libraries, especially the Food for Fines, which allows people with library fines to exchange food bank donations for their fines.
How does the Food for Fines work?
What was in the first press release?>
Here are some bits of info gleaned from around the net, along with the original press release.
Food for Fines - Ontario Library Week Freebies [Facebook Posts]Are library fines preventing you or someone you know from using the library?
We'd like to help with that. This week only, we're offering Food for Fines in partnership with local food banks.
Reduce your library overdue fines with donations of non-perishable food items during Ontario Public Library Week. For each food item donated your fine will be reduced by $2 up to a maximum of $20.
Lost your library card? Get a free replacement during Ontario Library Week!
Enter to Win A Library Gift Basket [Facebook Post]Help us celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! Visit a Kawartha Lakes Library branch and enter the draw to win a Fall Gift Basket. Children can enter to win a library bag stuffed with fun activities.
Here is the original press release we received that held nothing for our rural libraries.
Kawartha Lakes Public Library celebrates Ontario Public Library Week [Original Press Release]
Join us for our second annual Human Library event – Courage, Compassion, Knowledge: a survival guide to conflict – on Saturday October 22 from 11am to 2pm at the Lindsay Library. A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not come across in their daily lives. Such events promote tolerance, celebrate differences and encourage understanding.In celebration of Small Business Week, and in cooperation with Kawartha Lakes Small Business Enterprise Centre and The Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce, learn how to “Put Your Business on the Map” by creating a Google business account. Drop by between 2pm and 4:30pm at the Fenelon Falls branch on Wednesday October 19 or the Lindsay branch on Thursday October 20.
Once again, in partnership with Kawartha Lakes Food Source and the Bobcaygeon Food Bank, the Library will feature “Food for Fines.” Patrons may reduce their library overdue fines with donations of non-perishable food items during Ontario Public Library Week at any Library branch. Patrons can also take advantage of the library card amnesty that also allows for free replacement of a lost or damaged library card. For a complete listing of all Ontario Public Library Week events, please visit the library website at www.kawarthalakeslibrary.ca, contact your local library, or call Library Administration at 705 324-9411 ext. 1291.
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