During the month of July, patrons with outstanding fines can reduce them by bringing in needed school supplies as a part of the Communities in Schools “Pack the Bus” annual school supply drive.
The Library will reduce overdue fines by $2 for every new school supply item
received. The donated supplies will be distributed by Communities in Schools
(CIS) to students in need in Guadalupe and Comal counties.
Most needed school supply items include 1” and 2” binders, large and small backpacks, wide ruled notebook paper and composition notebooks, low-odor dry erase markers, plastic and regular folders with brads and pockets, binder divider tabs, washable markers, highlighters, Friskers® scissors, colored map pencils, pencil bags (with reinforcements) and pencil boxes, glue sticks, construction paper, and manila paper.
Patrons who do not owe fines but wish to donate school
supplies may also do so at the library during that time.
the Bus” collection has the added benefit of allowing library patrons to
restore their membership by decreasing overdue fines through needed donations,
as well as helping those students most in need in our community. We don’t want
overdue fines to keep children and families from using the library,
particularly in the summer,” said Library Director Gretchen Pruett. “We had
such an enthusiastic response to our collection last year that we wanted to
expand it this year. We’re very happy to be able to partner with CIS and
assist in their efforts again.”
information about CIS visit www.cis-sct.org. For more information about
overdue fines or eligible items, please contact New Braunfels Public Library at