Food for Fines Returns - May 1-15

Volunteers provide sack of groceries

Food for Fines runs May 1-15 at Salem Public Library

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Salem Public Library's Food for Fines returns for its second year of its no-contact virtual program, still benefiting Marion-Polk Food Share, Salem Public Library, and your community.


For every $1 donated to Marion Polk Food Share, Salem Public Library will reduce library fines by $5. This applies to overdue fines only.


You can participate in just a few easy steps:

  1. Visit Marion Polk Food Share's Food for Fines webpage and make a donation.
  2. Forward your email confirmation to [email protected]
  3. Include the library barcode number(s) for the account(s) to which we should apply the fine forgiveness.
  4. Receive a confirmation email from Salem Public Library detailing fines forgiven.


You can check your fine situation in advance by logging into your account online or with the help of library staff at [email protected] or 503-588-6315. All items returned through our Curbside Service are checked in, free of overdue fines.  Even if items you are returning have "overdue" or "lost" status, the charges will be eliminated when checked in through Curbside Service at Salem Public Library at Broadway.  Salem Public Library staff are available and happy to answer any questions you may have about your account.


We applaud Marion Polk Food Share for their dedication to helping our community. For every $1 donated, they can supply 3 meals to families in need. 

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Salem Public Library at Broadway
In the interest of public health, both Salem Public Library locations - Salem Public Library at Broadway and the West Salem Library Branch – are temporarily closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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