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Food for Fines

(Greeley– October 2017) –  If you’ve been avoiding your local library because of overdue fines or miscellaneous fees now’s your chance to pay off your account by simply bringing in a donation of non-perishable food.

Participating libraries throughout the High Plains Library District will be offering fine forgiveness in conjunction with a food drive to benefit the Weld Food Bank, Erie Food Pantry, Carbon Valley Help Center, Triangle Cross Ranch (Eaton) and Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Center.

Libraries in Greeley, Eaton, Erie, Firestone, Fort Lupton, Evans, Johnstown, and Hudson, as well as the Bookmobile, will be offering Fine Forgiveness October 8 – 21. One can = $1 off fines/fees and the maximum forgiveness is $70.

“Our libraries have offered Food for Fines for the past several years,” said Kelli Johnson, Community Relations and Marketing Manager for HPLD. “We know that this time of year there are many people throughout our communities who need a little help. Our libraries want to be a part of giving back to the community and helping those who need it. Doing the food drive provides an opportunity for us to do something great and make a difference in peoples’ lives. Offering food for fines is a win-win for everyone.” added Johnson.

For additional information please call 970-506-8560 or visit



The High Plains Library District connects communities to information, inspiration and entertainment for life. HPLD includes libraries in Greeley, Firestone, Erie, Kersey, Ault, Eaton, Evans, Johnstown, Platteville, Hudson and Fort Lupton.