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Food For Fines Guidelines

National Canned Food Month

February 10th – 15th turn overdue books into food for the hungry.
Donate canned or boxed goods Monday February 10th through Saturday February 15th.

Bring unexpired, nonperishable food items to donate at the circulation desk of your local Malone Wead Library.

For each item you donate, $1 of your Wead library fines for overdue materials will be forgiven.

Fines can only be forgiven on overdue materials that have been returned, so be sure you’ve looked under the couch for misplaced books and movies first! You can also log in to your online account or ask a library staff member if you’re not sure whether you have a fine.

Sorry—Food for Fines credit can’t be applied toward fees for items that have been lost or damaged.

All donations collected during Food for Fines will be distributed to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

Don’t owe any fines? This year you can also pay it forward. Bring extra food donations to help other library patrons reduce their fines.



  • One can pays off $1 of library fees up to $20 per patron for the week.
    For example, 5 cans = $5 off of your library fees.
  • Canned goods must be unopened and unexpired to qualify. No glass containers, please.
  • To participate, just drop off your cans at the Circulation Desk of the Wead Library

Support healthy eating by donating the following most needed items:

  • Canned Proteins: canned tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter, or beans
  • Canned Vegetables: low sodium, no salt added
  • Fruits and Juices: in light syrup or its own juices, fruit cocktail, apple sauce, juice boxes
  • Pasta & Rice: brown & white rice, macaroni & cheese, pasta
  • Breakfast: cereal, oatmeal, quick oats, granola/cereal bars
  • Soups & Stews: low sodium, beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, vegetable, turkey & rice
  • Dairy: shelf-stable milk, and evaporated milk

Library Closed 1/20/2020

Just a reminder to our patrons that we will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Library Closing at 3pm

Due to the icy conditions, the WEAD Library will CLOSE at 3pm today, December 30, 2019. Please stay safe everyone.

Library closed 12/24 and 12/25

The staff at the Wead Library would like to remind our patrons that we will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.  We will reopen Thursday, December 26 at 10:00 am.  We hope everyone has a very safe and wonderful holiday!

New Arrivals (12/10/19)

New Fiction Arrivals:

“Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop,” by Jenny Colgan

“Christmas in Winter Hill,” by Melody Carlson

“Christmas Shopaholic,” by Sophie Kinsella

“Code of Honor,” by Marc Cameron

“Criss Cross,” by James Patterson

“The Family Upstairs,” by Lisa Jewell

“Finding Christmas,” by Karen Shaler

“Lark! The Herald Angels Sing,” by Donna Andrews

“The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek,” by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

“The Rise of Magicks,” by Nora Roberts

“Spy,” by Danielle Steel


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“Air Fryer Revolution: 100 Crispy, Healthy, Fast & Fresh Recipes,” by Urvashi Pitre

“The Beautiful Ones,” by Prince

“Checkpoint Charlie: the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the Most Dangerous Places on Earth,” by Iain MacGregor

“Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career,” by Cathy Heller

“Finding Chika: a Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family,” by Mitch Albom

“The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump,” by Stanley Fish

“I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By,” by Hoda Kotb

“Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving,” by Mo Rocca

“My Mad Dad: The Diary of an Unraveling  Mind,” by Robyn Hollingworth

“Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: the Texas Victory that Changed American History,” by Brian Kilmeade

“The Winter Army: the World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors,” by Maurice Isserman

Wead Library Board of Trustees meeting to be held 12/20/2019

The Wead Library Board of Trustees will be having a meeting on Friday, December 20th at 4:00pm.  The public is welcome to attend.

New Books (12/03/19)

Check out the newest titles to hit our shelves!

New Fiction Arrivals:

“Anything for You,” by Saul Black

“The Bake Shop,” by Amy Clipston

“Divide me by Zero,” by Lara Vapnyar

“The Invited,” by Jennifer McMahon

“The Little Shop of Found Things,” by Paula Brackston

“Murder in Red,” by Jessica Fletcher

“Right after the Weather,” by Carol Anshaw

“Strands of Truth,” by Colleen Coble

“Those People,” by Louise Candlish

“Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts,” by Kate Racculia

“The Twisted Ones,” by T. Kingfisher


New Nonfiction Arrivals:

“Agents of Influence: a British Campaign, a Canadian Spy, and the Secret Plot to Bring America into World War II,” by Henry Hemming

“The Contender: the Story of Marlon Brando,” by William J. Mann

“Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law,” by Jeffrey Rosen

“Debunk It!: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation,” by John Grant

“The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past,” by Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD.

“Gluten-Free Baking at Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More,” by Jeffrey Larsen

“They Don’t Represent Us: Reclaiming our Democracy,” by Lawrence Lessig

“Tools and Weapons: the Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age,” by Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne

“The Ungrateful Refugee: what Immigrants Never Tell you,” by Dina Nayeri

“Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign that Broke the Confederacy,” by Donald L. Miller