It’s fine to have a fine!

It’s Ontario Public Library week and your local library wants you to join in.

The Madawaska Valley Public Library CEO, Karen Filipkowski, says they are ready to waive your library book fine in return for a non-perishable food item. To celebrate Ontario Public Library week, which starts October 14 and ends October 20, the local library is encouraging everyone to drop in.

On Tuesday afternoon, between 3 and 4, refreshments and cake will be served featuring the libraries volunteers. Filipkowski mentions that many volunteers participate year-round to make our library what it is and she says it’s important to highlight their work. Filipkowski would also like residents of the valley to submit their stories as to why they use the library.

The “food for fines” offer will be available all week. If you’re returning a book, drop in while you drop off and remember, it’s fine if you have a fine!