Library will donate fines to Sept. 11 scholarship fund

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:47

    Monroe - For the seventh consecutive year, all fees and fines collected by the Monroe Free Library on Saturday, Sept. 11, will be donated to a memorial scholarship fund established in the memory of local firefighters killed in the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. In past years, some Monroe patrons have waited to pay their fines until the 11th, knowing that the money would go to the children of the fallen heroes. People have also traveled to the library from as far away as Port Jervis to make good on their overdue books and other library items. “I’m hoping that users from other libraries will make the trip to pay their fines here,” said Carol Bezkorowajny, the library’s Head of Circulation, Automation and Technical Services. “It’s a way to mark the anniversary of a day that affected us all profoundly.”