The Library continues its long tradition of waiving library fines in exchange for donations during the month of December, but this year we are seeking specific items greatly needed by survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. “Collecting Food for Fines has long been our tradition, but this year we wish to support the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s (WRCNM) Safe Home in asking for donations of household supplies and toiletries. Patrons with overdue fines can donate these items and the Library will waive those fines, no questions asked,” said Public Services Librarian Jodi Haven. Last March, the Library instituted a “no daily overdue fine” policy, which offers patrons flexibility in returning PDL materials with an extended grace period. Haven encourages patrons even without fines to consider donating items. View the entire Safe House list here. For more information, please call 231-758-3100.