Library Accepting Blood Donations For Fines

June 29, 2016

The West Florida Public Libraries is now accept blood in lieu of library fines.

The library will waive fines up to $50 for participating patron in exchange for the cardholder donating blood, or making a good-faith effort to donate, at blood drives held at the West Florida Public Libraries. A blood drive was held Tuesday at the main library; blood drives will be held once at each library branch during the next year.

The blood donation credit will only apply to fines, not replacement charges for lost materials. If a patron wishes to donate their credit to another individual or family, the library will honor this request.  But library patrons will not be allowed to accumulate credit on their account.

A blood drive at a different library location every two months, rotating to each of the library branches in Escambia County. Donors will also receive a free t-shirt and a special edit “I Blood for Books” library card.

Pictured: The first blood drive in lieu of library fines was held Tuesday at the Main Library in Pensacola. Courtesy photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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