Late Longfellow, Overdue Orwell? Don’t Fret, Library Offers Amnesty

CLEARFIELD – The Friends of the Shaw Public Library and The Clearfield Area Woman’s Club remind the community of the Holiday Amnesty that is taking place through Dec. 20 at the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library in Clearfield. Marion House of Clearfield will receive all donations collected through the Holiday Amnesty project.

Any Shaw Public Library cardholder has the option to have the fines waived on overdue materials if one non-perishable food item, toiletry item, feminine hygiene product, laundry item or package of diapers is presented with each overdue item that they are returning. All items will be placed under the Holiday Project Tree located in the youth wing of the library and project representatives will deliver the donations to Marion House before Christmas.

People may return overdue books, videos and DVDs, and audio books with one item listed above for each overdue material, however, library card account balances in the form of fines, replacement fees, service charges, etc., will not be eligible for the amnesty.

“I would like to encourage anyone in community that has overdue materials to take advantage of this opportunity to return those items and help Marion House at the same time,” stated Paula Marshall, library director, “It is such an important service for our community.”

Also, anyone who would like to make a donation to Marion House that does not have outstanding items is welcome to do so. If you are unsure if you have overdue books, call the library to have your account checked by a staff member.

For more information, call or stop by the library.

The Shaw Public Library is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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