For one week only, library card holders can donate non-perishable food items to have a chunk of their late fees waived.
The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library has teamed up with the local food bank in a first-time campaign to forgive library fines in exchange for food.
"We will accept non perishable food items that we will take $1 off for each food item that's donated, brought into the library and in turn we will donate all of these items to the food bank," said library director, Michele Feser.
She felt that sometimes just that small amount is a barrier for people to come back to the library.
“We hope that residents who may not have been to the library in a while because of an overdue fine, will come back and use their library card to borrow items again," said Feser.
Other libraries across Canada have done variations of this type of promotion. Some have had patrons read away their fines.
Residents can drop off donations at the library located at 10011-102st Street from Mar.19-25 in the Fort.