Lynn Rosato and Andrew Elliot stand on either side of a pantry collection box in the library lobby.
March 1, 2015 By Technology Bethel Off

Quota and the Bethel Public Library Invite You to Help Those in Need

By Lynn Rosato, Library Director
March/April 2015

The Bethel Public Library and the Quota Club of Candlewood Valley are working together to help those in need.  And you can benefit, too, because not only will you feel good about helping someone else, you’ll be able to have your overdue fines waived by donating.

From February 17th through March 23rd, the Library is offering amnesty on fines owed on overdue materials in exchange for non-perishable food items as well as household products. For every one item donated, up to $2.00 in fines will be waived when Bethel Library materials are returned in good condition.  Even if you don’t owe any fines, your generosity is needed and would be greatly appreciated.

It’s easy and convenient to help. A list of suggested, most-needed items is available at the Library’s service desks and on our website, and there is a bin located inside the Library to make donations during Library hours. The expiration date for donated food items must be after May 2015.

As part of the worldwide event “Quota Cares Month,” Quota will collect and distribute all donations to Brotherhood In Action of Bethel by March 31st. The Quota Club is part of Quota International, a 96-year old service organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C. and we are pleased to be able to help them with this very worthwhile event.

Please note that amnesty does not apply to other fees owed such as for lost or damaged materials. For additional information, please contact the Library.

The amnesty program has ended.  Thank you, everyone, for your participation, and for helping stock the shelves of Brotherhood In Action.  When we all work together, we make great things happen!