Your Kirkwood Public Library Collects Food…for Fines!


By: Beth von Behren on April 17, 2014 Print This Post

Submitted by Guest Blogger Courtney Flesh

Have fines accumulated on your library card? Have no fear. Between now and April 19, you can use unexpired canned and boxed goods to pay off your library card fines. Each item is considered the equivalent of $1 and you can pay up to $20 in Food for Finesthis fashion. You cannot use goods to pay for lost, damaged, or inter-library loan items.  Do you have a library card that is fine free? Donations of canned and boxed goods are also accepted and will benefit Kirk Care a local food pantry.

??????????Courtney Flesch is the Stack Maintenance, Teen, & IT Manager and is currently reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



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Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website ( and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to