Fine free week

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Betty McMillen, left, circulation clerk, and Ann Thompson, children's librarian, placed toys created by Joann Roberts in the Sikeston Public Library's Fine Free Weeks donation boxes. The library's annual Fine Free Weeks kick off Nov. 27 when residents can return overdue library materials and donate canned goods or new toys to have the fines forgiven. (Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)

Library program has become tradition

SIKESTON - It's a holiday tradition.

Every year the Sikeston Public Library rings in the season with its Fine Free Weeks. This year's event begins Nov. 27 and will continue through Dec. 10.

For every overdue library item returned to the Sikeston Public Library in usable condition, patrons can bring in a new toy or nonperishable food item and the fine will be forgiven. The toys and food collected will be used for Sikeston families in need this Christmas, according to Library Director Sue Tangeman.

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