The libraries wish you all the best as you head to the end of the semester, with all the papers, and exams that entails! Food For Fines  Please remember the take a look around your study areas, do you have a stacks of books to return?   Even if they are late, we look forward to getting them back!!  If you books are “late,” and you think you may have a fine, make a donation of food to the library and erase that overdue fine while helping a family in need!  This is the last week of the food-for-fines drive, so enlist a neighbor to help if you need to, but bring them back soon!! 

Here’s how the drive works:

  • Students who return their overdue books to either the Queens or Staten Island Library Circulation Desks between March 22 and May 16, 2010 with donations of non-perishable food items will have their fines waived (see Suggested Food Items below).
  • One food item will erase one overdue fine regardless of the fine amount (multiple fines will be waived from the lowest to highest amount).
  • Pre-existing fines are also eligible.
  • Fines and fees resulting from lost or damaged materials are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Food for Fines program.
  • All food collected will go to Our Saviour Lutheran Food Pantry in Queens and Project Hospitality on Staten Island.

Suggested Food Items include: cereals, canned soup, instant potatoes, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, canned fruit, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fish, rice, pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, stuffing mix, etc. No items past the expiration date or dented cans will be accepted!

Donations will also be accepted from anyone in the University community that wishes to contribute!