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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Return a Book, Get Off the Hook
Knox Co. Public LibraryNovember 10, 2010 - Knox County Public Library is going to hold a food drive in lieu of collecting overdue fines.

In lieu of collecting fines, Knox County Public Library will be collecting food for the Second Harvest Food Bank on Tuesday, November 16. Patrons are asked to bring in their overdue material in good condition along with a can of nonperishable food to any library location, and they will be back in good standing with the Knox County Public Library. Up to $50 of fines can be relieved per account; one item will cancel out $5 of fines. Participants will be helping stock the Second Harvest Food Bank for the holiday season. Most needed food items are canned tuna or chicken and peanut butter. Fines for damaged and lost items and collection fees will not be cancelled. No donations accepted for lost materials.

Locations and hours of operation for Tuesday, November 16 are as follows:

Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Avenue; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Carter Branch Library, 9036 Asheville Highway; 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Corryton Branch Library, 7733 Corryton Road; 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road; 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Howard Pinkston Branch Library, 7732 Martin Mill Pike; 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway; 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Mascot Branch Library, 1927 Library Drive; 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Murphy Branch Library, 2247 Western Avenue, L.T. Ross Bldg; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
North Knoxville Branch Library, 2901 Ocoee Trail; 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Norwood Branch Library, 1110 Merchant's Drive; 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road; 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sequoyah Branch Library, 1140 Southgate Road; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
South Knoxville Branch Library, 4500 Chapman Highway; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Please note that the East Tennessee History Center is not collecting food on this day.

About Knox County Public Library

Since 1885, the people of Knox County have been fortunate to have an impressive collection of library resources. Today, the Knox County Public Library is prouder than ever to offer more than one million books, periodicals, CDs, films, and audiobooks. From innovative programming and reference services to the latest technology, Library staff is working hard to make your library experience more convenient and relevant than ever. With 19 facilities across the county, it's a good time to be a library card holder.

About Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank's mission is to alleviate hunger in the 18-county East Tennessee service area. Its primary commitment is to gather and provide surplus food to charity agencies in the area that compassionately feed the hungry every day.

For more information on the Library's Amnesty Day Food Drive, please call 865-215-8767.
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