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 (CIS) “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 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, Fiskars® 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.
“Our Pack 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 help 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’re very happy to be able to partner with CIS and assist in their
Donations may only be used to reduce overdue fines and are
not applicable to charges related to lost or missing items.
For additional information about CIS visit www.cis-sct.org,
for more information about overdue fines or eligible items, contact New
Braunfels Public Library at 830-221-4300.