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Beaverton libraries collect 4,000 pounds of food instead of fines

Beaverton library users donated 4,226 pounds of food in the library's “Food for Fines” food drive. The Beaverton City Library at 12375 S.W. Fifth Street collected 3,601 pounds of food, while the Murray-Scholls Branch Library, 11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, suite 102, collected 625 pounds.

Fines and fees paid during this week came to $4,987.16, a $353.72 increase over last year.

All the food collected during the Food for Fines week was donated to the Oregon Food Bank West in Beaverton. The Main Library continues to have a regular food donation barrel located in the inner lobby for those who would like to continue to donate.

“I’m proud of our residents who came out to support our community,” said Library Director Ed House. “The most interesting thing is that we actually took in more money for fines and fees last week than the same week the year before. Food for Fines was a great success.”




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