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Library turns overdue books into food donations

Ashland's Vaughn Public Library is getting back overdue books and hoping to make a big donation to the local food shelf at the same time. Guilt-stricken library patrons in Ashland can sigh in relief. During November and December, people can bring...

Ashland's Vaughn Public Library is getting back overdue books and hoping to make a big donation to the local food shelf at the same time.

Guilt-stricken library patrons in Ashland can sigh in relief. During November and December, people can bring back overdue books, CDs and DVDs without having to pay a fine. Vaughn Public Library Director Shirley Miller says people only need to bring along two non-perishable food items and they're in the clear. She says it benefits the library because it gets some of those items that have been overdue a long time returned, and it benefits the community because her staff gets a lot of great donations for the food shelf.

Vaughn has hosted "Food for Fines" every December for the past few years. Miller says since it's been such a success, they've extended it into November.

How overdue was the most overdue item last year? Miller won't say. She says they don't want to overplay the guilt card.

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