Kimberly Partanen, library director at the Castlegar & District Public Library, and Laura Zaytsoff, librarian, set up one of the library’s giving trees on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Kimberly Partanen, library director at the Castlegar & District Public Library, and Laura Zaytsoff, librarian, set up one of the library’s giving trees on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Public Library supports food bank with food for fines and giving trees

The library is supporting the food bank with giving trees and a food for fines program.

The library is supporting the food bank this holiday season with giving trees and a food for fines program.

Friday morning staff at the Castlegar & District Public Library set up this year’s giving trees — two trees that will be covered in donations of toques, mitts and scarves before long.

Donations of warm clothing items for the Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank can be dropped off and arranged on one of the two trees until Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Now is also a good time to take care of any library fines while supporting the food bank.

Until Monday, Dec. 18, the library will remove $2 worth of fines for every non-perishable food item you donate.

The library will also be accepting personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, etc.

And of course, items can be dropped off even if you don’t have any fines.