"Food for Fines" Program 2011 at the Southington Public Library

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"Food for Fines" Is Underway at the Southington Public Library

The Southington Public Library is once again sponsoring it's annual "Food for Fines" program.  

The library will accecpt canned goods and other non-perishable food items in exchange for overdue fines.  This is a great way to help Southington Community Services help others this holiday season. The program will go until the end of December 2011.

Bring in your library card, your overdue books and a food item (or items) to the lending desk and your fines will be forgiven!  

Please consider adding to the Southington Public Library "Mitten Tree".  It will be ready to be decorated with new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and socks. Handmade items are also appreciated.  

Got time to volunteer?  Please contact Southington Community Services (SCS) at 860-628-3761. SCS is located at 91 Norton Street, Plantsville, CT.
(Sorry, lost or damaged materials, fees for losses that are in billing or collection stages, and lost card fees are not included in the food drive.)
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Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, Former Realtor®, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions - specializing in assisting seniors with their downsize moves and offering Home2Home Transitions seminars. Karen is also the Social Media Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Prudential CT Realty, in Madison, CT and Co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System - an interactive multi-media program teaching do-it-yourself homeowners EVERYHTING they need to know about preparing a home for sale. Stay up to date on the latest staging and home decor trends by visiting Karen & Ann's Home Sale Success Blog.  


Comments (8)

Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi Karen - I have seen several libraries do this--what a great idea!


Nov 10, 2011 10:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Karen....that's a great way to encourage people to give to those who need it....and there are so many who do this year....much more than last year....

Nov 10, 2011 11:15 PM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Karen...this is a great idea. I would like to see it around here.

Nov 11, 2011 12:37 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Karen: Your library is so smart! What a grea way to get their books back AND donate to a good cause!! Great idea!

Nov 11, 2011 01:55 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brilliant way to get the books back and give to those who need at the same time.!


Nov 11, 2011 02:23 AM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Karen--this is a brilliant idea.  I think I will suggest the same to our local libraries.  I have never seen/heard this done in any of the cities I have lived in, so thanks for sharing this. 

Nov 11, 2011 06:18 PM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!  I too think this is such a wonderful idea - I hope more libraries consider doing the same. 

Nov 11, 2011 10:36 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Karen first time that I have heard this, and would probably enjoy reading more about it.

Nov 20, 2011 12:18 PM