This holiday season, the Beloit Public Library is accepting non-perishable food items as a way to pay down library fines.

Marking and Communications Coordinator Amy Mitchell says for every food item donated, patrons will receive a one dollar credit towards their fines, up to a maximum of $9 per day.

Mitchell says donations must be unexpired, undamaged, unopened, and non-perishable; and the library will then pass along donations to the Beloit Caritas Community Resource Center to help those in need.

A full list of accepted items can be found by visiting the library’s website.