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Food for Fines - save $$$, help others

It's time for our annual Food for Fines campaign - a chance to clear your overdue fines (if you have any), save money and help Saint Mary's students - all at the same time!

Here's how it works, in 4 easy steps:
you bring non-perishable food to the library's Circulation Desk we reduce your fines by $2 for each item you donate (maximumof $20)all the food is delivered to the Saint Mary's campus food bankother Saint Mary's students enjoy the benefitsOf course, you don't need to have fines in order to help. We'll take food (or cash) from anyone! This year's campaign runs from January 18 -27. See you at the Circulation Desk!

A Big Welcome Back

So, it's the first day of a new term and you're thrilled/crushed to be back and filled with enthusiasm/dread.

There's probably nothing I could say to make school any easier. I could say that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expose your young mind to a magical world of ideas and imagination. I could say that a college education is your chance to secure a glowing future, filled with prosperity and happiness. But then I'd just sound like your mother or high school guidance counselor.

Fact is, you wouldn't be here unless, deep down, you wanted to be. You've been a student most of your life so you already know the routine, the work and the reward.

Of course, the Library can help with that work part. In fact, helping students, students like you, is what we do. Long papers, short ones, easy ones, tough ones, we've got the resources, space and people you need. Drop by. Talk to us. Find a computer, find a book, find a secluded spot where a noisy world won&#…