Mesa County Libraries will host "Can It for Fines," a library fine payoff event, on October 19 and 20, 2016, to generate canned-food donations for the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies.

Library users who owe fines for overdue materials may get $1 off of their balance for each can of food they donate at any Mesa County Libraries location on this Wednesday and Thursday only.

Mesa County Libraries director Joseph Sanchez stated "This amnesty event gives patrons the opportunity to reduce or eliminate their fines for overdue materials while at the same time helping to stock the shelves at Food Bank of the Rockies. We hope the residents of Mesa County will take advantage of this opportunity."

The "Can It for Fines" event will be a one-time deal, and the amnesty applies only to fines for current or past overdue materials. Fines or charges for lost or damaged materials or that have been sent to collections are not subject to the "Can It For Fines" offer.

Mesa County Libraries will be accepting food donations at all of their locations in downtown Grand Junction, Orchard Mesa, Clifton, Collbran, De Beque, Fruita, Gateway, and Palisade. For complete information about locations and hours of operation, visit their website.