Newly renamed SDG Library held bi-annual ‘Food for Fines’ campaign, 528 donations made

Above, Some of the food collected during the Food for Fines campaign in May. Courtesy photo

SDG — Every Spring and Fall the SDG Library gives its members the opportunity to pay down Library fines with non-perishable food donations. For every item donated $1.00 in overdue fines are waived. From May 19 to May 26, each branch collected food items on behalf of local food banks or organizations. The SDG Library is very proud to announce that this Spring’s Food for Fines campaign was yet again a success, with in increase in donations over last year’s.

“Food for Fines is a great initiative. Its success stems from the dedication of the Library’s incredible public service staff, and from the generosity of our community,” says Nicholas Seguin, Communications & Marketing Coordinator.

The May campaign raised 528 donations of food or cash, while last fall’s campaign yielded 832 donations.  The SDG Library would like to thank all those who took part to make this program such a success.

Questions about this program, along with other ways to donate to Library initiatives, can be directed to Nicholas Seguin, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, at 613-362-2842, or by email at

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