Jumbled pile of canned goods

Throughout the month of November, Chestatee Regional Library System will accept 2 cans or boxes of non-perishable food for each dollar ($1.00) worth of fines. Please note that fines can only be removed from items owned by, checked out from, and returned to Dawson and Lumpkin County Libraries.

The food we collect will be distributed to local food pantries. This is an opportunity to clear up your library fines and make someone’s holiday season better at the same time! The Food for Fines program will run from November 1st to November 30th.

As an additional incentive, the Dawson County Library will hold a contest from Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 22. We have assigned point values to the most needed food items. Bring in items totaling 10 points and choose a TY Beanie Baby from our display case to take home! Beanies make great stocking stuffers!! No limit – one beanie for every 10 points you earn (while supplies last). Also, for every donation you can receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a holiday basket. Drawing will take place on Monday, December 2.

For more information please contact your local library. Help us help others this holiday season!