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Council’s Library Amnesty collects 20t of canned food

19 January, 2015

Brisbane Lifestyle Chairman Councillor Krista Adams is thanking residents for supporting Council’s 2014 Library Amnesty, which saw approximately 20 tonnes of canned food donated.

Cr Adams said the annual Library Amnesty initiative offered library members the opportunity to have their outstanding library fees waived in exchange for donations of canned food for Foodbank Queensland, during the month of December.

“Last December was the fifth consecutive year that Council has held a library amnesty and partnered with Foodbank Queensland to collect canned food for those in need,” Cr Adams said.

“From the goodwill of Brisbane residents, both with and without outstanding library fees, the 2014 Library Amnesty collected an impressive total of 35,673 cans of food for Foodbank Queensland.

“This generosity has made a big difference to locals who are doing it tough and I sincerely thank those who have donated to this initiative.”

Cr Adams said the 2014 Library Amnesty had also prompted the return of over 2,000 library books back to Council libraries.

“The initiative benefits all library users by helping Council to recover resources and put un-returned books back on the shelves so everyone can enjoy them back in circulation again,” she said.

For more information on Council libraries, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

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