FINE FORGIVENESS MONTH
Have you heard about Lafourche Parish Public Library’s Fine Forgiveness Month Program? Every March and September, you can clear your fines AND help your community, all while enjoying the services and resources of your Lafourche Parish Public Library.
Throughout the months of March and September, library fines and lost item charges can be cleared from your account if you make a non-perishable food & grocery or pet food donation at any of our branches.
We love Fine Forgiveness Month because it gives our patrons a chance to clear their fines and help their community at the same time! Another bonus is no one gets charged fines for items returned late during Fine Forgiveness Month (some exclusions apply - see list of excluded items in the next section.) So that DVD or book that is a couple years late? Bring it back fine-free!
Items collected during Fine Forgiveness Month are donated to local food banks & animal shelters.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Stop by or call your home branch. We will check your account & let you know how many non-perishables or cans/bags of pet food you need to bring in to wipe those fines off your account & get back to using the best card in your wallet – your library card! You can also check out our donation chart below.
Gather your donation and bring it to the Customer Service Desk at any of our branches – we’ll take care of the fines, and after that, you can check out items again that very same day!
Your food donations must not be expired, so check the expiration dates before bringing you items in.
Fines for the following items are not included in this program and cannot be forgiven: Hotspots, iPads, Laptops, Launchpads, Nooks, Playaways, Views, and Video Games.