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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Dec 27

Annual “Can Your Fines” Food Drive Ending Soon

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 10:08 AM by Communications Department

Sunday, December 31, is the last day to participate

Sunday, December 31st is the last day to “Can Your Fines” and help the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula.  Instead of paying cash for overdue and late renewal fines during this period, patrons can “pay” with cans of nonperishable foods and some non-food items. Simply bring donated items to your library of choice. A library staff member at the service desk will look up your account and give you credit for the items you donate. One food or personal item will take care of one fine for overdue materials. Items can ONLY be used for Overdue Fines and Late Renewal Fines. The Libraries can accept non-food items such as toothpaste, diapers, and shampoo (unopened, of course).  No alcoholic beverages or sodas can be accepted. 

For a wish-list of items from the Foodbank, please visit
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