Shrewsbury Public Library amnesty period to benefit WWI memorial project

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library is now holding an amnesty period throughout the month of June to benefit the World War I Memorial Project.

During this time, no new fines will be charged for late items. Furthermore, all who come into the Library during that period can have any older fines still on their card wiped out. Not included in this amnesty, however, are charges for replacement of lost or damaged library materials.

In lieu of fines, library users are encouraged to make voluntary contributions to benefit the World War I memorial project. Checks can be made to “Victor Quaranta Post 397.”

The old World War I memorial in front of Beale School has deteriorated beyond simple repair, and a new monument is needed to replace the old one. Local veteran groups have banded together to raise the money for this project, and this year's book fine amnesty at the Library is an opportunity for all to participate.

For more information about this amnesty period, call the library at 508-842-0081. Shrewsbury Public Library is located at 609 Main St.