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Monday, November 28, 2016

Altadena Library Waives Overdue Book Fines in Exchange for Holiday Toy, Food Donations

The Altadena Library is partnering with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for the annual holiday toy and canned food drive.

Now through December 9, all library patrons with outstanding library fines can bring in new toys or non-perishable items for donation, in exchange for their fines being waved.

Both the main library at 600 East Mariposa Street and the Bob Lucas Memorial Library at 2659 Lincoln Avenue will be accepting donations for the holiday drive.

Toys must be new, in their original packaging and not gift-wrapped to be accepted. Canned food items must not have expired.

The library cannot waive fees for lost or damaged items.

The library has also released a list of the fine amounts and the items that would correspond to them in order for the fines to be waived.

Fines of from $1 to $5 will be waived with a donation of two canned items or toys, $6 to $10 for three canned goods or toys, $11 to $20 for four canned items or toys, $21 to $30 for five items, and $31 to $50 for 6 canned items or toys.

For more information, call the Altadena Library at (626) 798-0833.

Other donors looking for a means to help children in need or a family in transition may also donate gift items through the Marines Toys for Tots program, or by donating a bag of groceries through Raley’s Food for Families program.

To learn more about the Marines Toys for Tots program in Pasadena and Los Angeles County North, visit

For more information about the Raley’s Food for Families program, visit


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