From now until August 1, the Hutto Public Library is participating in the Food for Fines program is to assist patrons with late fees, as well as help the Hutto Community Food Pantry stock up.
Overdue fines prevent library patrons from participating fully in programs like the Summer Reading Program or taking full advantage of library services. 
The Food for Fines program provides an alternate way for patrons to pay late fees and to return books to the collection.Each non-expired pantry item equals $1, and will reduce household library fines by $1 per item. Items must be brought to the Hutto Public Library to qualify for the fee reduction. For example, an overdue fee of $2 would require two items. An overdue fee of $4.50 would require five items, and no credit is given when items are donated.

 Acceptable items to donate to the Hutto Community Pantry to forgive fees are:
Cereal                                                                         
Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, chili)            
Dried Pinto Beans                                                
Canned refried beans                                         
Baking items (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda)
Fruit Juice
Canned Fruit
Spaghetti 
Spaghetti Sauce
 
The resolution approving this program was approved at the June 7 City Council meeting.