Paying off a library fine can come with the bonus of helping locals in need as Food for Fines at the Uintah County Library is now underway. Every year during the holidays, the library accepts canned goods in lieu of fines that will then be donated to the Ashley Valley Food Pantry. “This is a great chance to get rid of your overdue fines and help feed the hungry,” shares Library Director Sam Passey. “We will waive your overdue fees $1 per can donated.” This does not apply to lost or damaged items, however. Last year, the library set a goal of gathering 3,000 pounds of canned goods during the holidays and ended up with over 3,500 pounds of food donated. The neighboring Uintah Heritage Museum also has a simple service opportunity that could truly brighten the Christmas season for local elderly community members. A card making station will be open at the Heritage Museum during museum hours where homemade Christmas cards can be made until December 23rd. These cards will be delivered with Meals on Wheels and to other elderly locals. Spreading the joy of the season doesn't have to be complicated or expensive as the Uintah County Library and Heritage Museum are evidence of.