Swap canned food to reduce your C of C library fines (updated)

Image by Flickr user Sophi N. Image by 20090413-cans.jpg Over 900 cans were collected...so what are those college students eating?

Updated April 24:

The College of Charleston's Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library collected more than 900 cans of food as part of its Food for Fines campaign. A total of $472.30 in library fines was paid with canned food by 72 students.

"This was a huge success for everyone involved," said James Williams, head of circulation services. "People are still bringing in cans of food and we were able to fill three barrels with additional non-perishable items. We helped the community during this time of need, while also retrieving long overdue items and reducing the number of small fines in our database."

Original Post:

The College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is celebrating National Library Week by accepting canned food items to reduce library fines. From April 12 - 18, each can will remove one dollar in library fines.

All cans collected will be given to the Lowcountry Food Bank to help with their relief efforts. During this week-long campaign, students and friends of the library who do not have outstanding fines are also encouraged to donate canned food.

Large collection boxes will be placed in the Circulation Department to receive canned food. For more information, contact James Williams at (843) 953-8004.