I love it! Makes me wish we still had fines here. :)
From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karen McCarthy Eger
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2016 7:06 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] "Lines for Fines" at South Portland Public Library
Karen McCarthy Eger
South Berwick Library
Quoting "Ladd,Molly" <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hello awesome librarians,
> The South Portland Public Library is in the midst of our first ever
> Lines for Fines collection to celebrate National Poetry Month!
> Patrons can submit original poems until the end of the month in lieu
> of paying overdue fines. This idea was cooked up by one of our staff
> members, who had seen a café giving away free coffee in exchange for
> poems, and thought it would be a great thing to try here at the
> library. Thus, the brilliantly-named Lines for Fines was created.
> It has been well received and appreciated by our patrons. Parents are
> loving the opportunity to work with their children on poems, and
> adults are enjoying the exposure their poetry is getting (all
> submissions are being displayed for the public to peruse).
> As staff members, we are enjoying both the creative submissions and
> the supportive and joyful response from our patrons and community.
> It’s been a very positive experience, so we thought we’d share some of
> the fun with you all:
> To learn more about how Lines for Fines works logistically, visit our
> website: http://southportlandlibrary.com/lines-for-fines/
> To see an INCREDIBLE poem written by one of our 5th graders, check out
> the top post on our Facebook page:
> And to celebrate how much our patrons appreciate our state-wide ILL
> service, I’ll leave you with a few short pieces written by an adult
> patron (shared here with her permission):
> Interlibrary Loans (Haikus)
> By Kate Woodbury
> Why be limited
> When catalogs beckon,
> “Read this—this—and this!”
> Worldcat, Amazon:
> Tempting titles whisper,
> “You’ll find the time.”
> Minerva, MaineCat.
> Presque Isle, Auburn, Scarborough.
> Watch the truck zoom by.
> Happy Earth Day,
> Molly Ladd
> Teen Librarian and Publicity Coordinator South Portland Public Library
> NOTICE: Under Maine’s Freedom of Access (“Right-to-Know”) law,
> documents - including e-mail - in the possession of public officials
> about City business are classified as public records. This means if
> anyone asks to see it, we are required to provide it. There are very
> few exceptions. We welcome citizen comments and want to hear from
> our residents, but please keep in mind that what you write in an
> e-mail is not private and could show up in the local newspaper.
Karen McCarthy Eger
South Berwick Public Library
27 Young Street
South Berwick Maine 03908