Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Fond du Lac Public Library will help patrons shrink their fines during April through Food for Fines.

The library will waive $1 in fines for each donation of a nonperishable food item. Only food with expiration dates after June 1, 2022, will be accepted, and some less-expensive foods, such as ramen, will be credited at 25 cents each.

Food for Fines donations are good for any money owed to the library, no restrictions. The collected food will be donated to Broken Bread of Fond du Lac.

Also during April, learn how to make your money go further, especially during retirement, through a series of Financial Literacy Month programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library:

  • WHEN I’M 65 — Monday, April 25 at 1 pm in McLane Room and online: Join this explanation of Medicare, Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Part D. Learn what each part covers, when to enroll, and how to maximize health insurance dollars. Presented by Julie Hilbert from McNamara & Thiel Insurance Agency.  Registration appreciated but not required; register at starting April 1
  • 5 MONEY QUESTIONS FOR WOMEN — Tuesday, April 26 at 6 pm in McLane Room: Whether you are looking to establish an emergency fund or preparing for retirement, learn how to maximize your savings and investments to achieve your goals. Register online at starting April 1
  • ESTATE PLANNING:  ARE YOU PASSING IT ON OR PASSING THE BUCK? — Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm in McLane Room and online: Protect yourself and your family by reviewing estate planning wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Presented by attorneys Kevin Davidson and Tracy Gibson of The Estate Planning Group. Registration appreciated but not required; register at starting April 1