EL PASO — The El Paso Public Library has a deal for you. From now through next Saturday, you can take a dollar off every fine for overdue books by bringing a canned good to any city branch. It's a part of the MLK canned food drive to help the needy.
Your donation will be very timely, too. The library reports many of the city's food pantries are exhausted after the holiday, their shelves thin with donations after the many worthwhile causes met during the Thanksgiving and Christmas periods. A new wave of donations can help fill pantry shelves again for the next several months.
The library just has one other request. When you bring in a sack of canned goods, bring in your overdue books too.