The Tinley Park Public Library is forgiving $1 off outstanding late fines in exchange for a canned good through Nov. 18. Tell us how you racked up your most expensive late fee and you could win a Patch tote bag.
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
At a dime a day, the fine for an overdue book at the Tinley Park Public Library isn't an exorbitant fee for cardholders. Unless you're a horrible procrastinator (or a really slow reader). If that's the case, then you know those charges can add up after a while. Thankfully, the library has a heart when it comes to these matters. In more ways than one. For every non-perishable, non-expired food item a person brings in between now and Sunday, Nov. 18, the library will waive a $1 from any of that patron's outstanding fines. And what will the library do with all those canned goods? Donate them to the Together We Cope food pantry, of course. This "amnesty" program got me thinking about the library habits of Patch readers: What's the most an …
Before last week's football playoff game, we told Tinley Park High School fans Patch would donate a canned good to Together We Cope for each photo they shared. The support for the team—and charity—was impressive.
The result of Saturday afternoon's 5A second-round playoff game wasn't what fans of Tinley Park High School had hoped for their Titans. But not all the victories happen on the field. READ: Ivlow, JCA Run Over Tinley in 2nd Round of 5A Playoffs Thanks to incredible support of Titan fans—particularly Jennifer Fisher and her daughter, Caty Perakis; Titan Fan; and TP Fan—Tinley Park Patch will be donating one canned good to Together We Cope for every school spirit photo readers shared last week as part of our School Spirit Challenge. That means the village charitable organization will be receiving 192 canned goods from Patch. And how many photos did Joliet Catholic Academy fans share on the Joliet Patch site? Just 30, which means Tinley fans …