Fines amnesty creates edible tree

Photo by Christina McDonald.
Photo by Christina McDonald.

Queenstown Library assistant Kay Turner adds a can to the library's fine amnesty Christmas can tree. A can of food in exchange for $5 off your library fine is a ''win-win'' situation and has been extended until this Saturday.

The cans will would be donated to Happiness House. Queenstown Library manager Robyn Robertson said the extension allowed more cans to be collected before Christmas.

''We are just delighted to be able to do something for the local community,'' Ms.Robertson said.

''We get to give at this time of year and our patrons get to clear some of their fines,'' and she noted some people had come in solely to donate a can or two. Cans must be within their use-by-date and have no rust or dents.