Martin County Library System Press Releases

September 3, 2014

Help Martin County residents overcome hunger and hardship during libraries’ Food For Fines week Sept. 8-13

Filed under: Uncategorized — mclswebblog @ 11:08 am

For immediate release: August 28, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

The Martin County Library System (MCLS) is offering a chance to wipe out your fines in exchange for food for House of Hope.
During Food For Fines week, Sept. 8 – 13, patrons can bring their overdue items along with non-perishable food items to the circulation desk at any Martin County library. All fines for items that have been returned late will be forgiven. Bills for lost, damaged or never-returned items are not included in this offer.

• Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart
• Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown
• Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound
• Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
• Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City
• Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart

This is the fourth year MCLS has joined with House of Hope in the Food For Fines effort. In the past three years, the drive has collected nearly 13,000 pounds of food, as Martin County libraries and patrons helped their neighbors in need. House of Hope is a nonprofit agency that provides food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance and case management services to Martin County residents through four locations – Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Jensen Beach.

For more information about Food For Fines or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772-221-1403 or

For more information about House of Hope, call 772-286-4673 or visit




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