PCL Amnesty Week Starts

You were supposed to bring them back. Well here is your chance to wipe the slate clean during the annual “Food for Fines” week, April 8-15, at all Providence Community Library (PCL) branches.

PCL patrons with overdue materials can return them to any PCL location and give non-perishable food items in place of fines. Big banners announcing “All fines forgiven!” come with the Library’s assurance that absolutely no questions will be asked! All food collected will be given to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

On Saturday stop by the Amnesty Week Kick-Off Extravaganza at the Knight Library on Elmwood Avenue from 2pm to 3:30pm, featuring the Classical High School Band, pizza, and a Mad Science “Fire & Ice” show.

Councilman Wilbur W. Jennings, Jr.* will introduce the event, followed by musical entertainment from the 30-piece Classical High School Band and a spectacular Fire & Ice presentation by Mad Science. The party is a triple celebration of Amnesty Week, National Library Week and Rhode Island Library Awareness Day and there will be pizza and fun for everyone!

*And if you see Councilman Jennings thank him for standing up to our disgraceful City Council President Luis Aponte by denying him a quorum on April 3rd! (See ProJo “Sleazy Stunt.”) He’ll know what you’re talking about. Tell Mr. Jennings his integrity will be remembered next election time.

Amnesty Week Kick-Off, 2pm to 3:30pm, Saturday, April 8, Knight Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, (directions)

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