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Ramen noodles make library’s Food for Fines fail list

“Ramen noodles might be adequate enough to feed hungry college students and folks on a budget, but the square-block packages don’t hold up well in food drives. Which is why the Salem Public Library, in announcing its annual Food for Fines amnesty promotion next month, put ramen noodles on the list of unacceptable foods. Library administrator BJ Toewe said the library follows the recommendations of the Marion-Polk Food Share food bank, the beneficiary of the library’s food drive.” (via Statesman Journal)

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With Latest Donation, N.Y.U. Food Library Joins Big Leagues

NYT – “Anna Bennett, a senior at New York University, was puzzled about where to find research material for a nine-page paper. “The topic was ‘Write whatever you want about a food group, recipe or ethnic food,’ ” she said. “The first thing that came to mind was Ethiopian food.”

She went online and started an instant-message chat with a librarian deep inside the university’s fortresslike Bobst Library, across West Fourth Street from Washington Square Park: Do you have any cookbooks?”

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New Montgomery County library policies: No food or drinks, cell phones on vibrate

Gazette- “Some Montgomery County libraries have been infested with ants and cockroaches since the county cut back on cleaning to save money last year. Now, officials say they are hoping to eliminate insect-attracting spills by banning food and drinks from all public libraries.”

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