(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Jan. 17, 2020) –– The Stillwater Public Library will hold its annual free document shredding event on Saturday, Jan. 25. Cars can drive-thru the parking lot that connects the Library and Prairie Arts from 9-11 a.m. with two copy paper sized boxes of documents.

Shred-Away will once again provide the secure shredding service. Volunteers will be available to help direct traffic and unload documents that will be shredded on-site. Participants do not need to worry about removing paper clips or staples from their documents.

Not sure which documents to bring? Jeni Rogers, security expert and author of the 2019 book "200+ Ways to Protect Your Privacy," has some suggestions.

"Bank and credit card statements, medical bills or paperwork, insurance documents...these items may seem like harmless pieces of paper stacked on a table or crammed in a drawer, but they can each contain private information about you," Rogers said.

For more information about documents to shred, participants are encouraged to speak with their attorney and accountant or visit the websites listed on the library's shredding event page at http://library.stillwater.org/annual_shredding_event.php.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of the shredding service. Any additional donations gathered will be used to help fund the next community-wide reading series, which will hopefully take place in the fall of 2020.

See announcements about upcoming programs at http://library.stillwater.org. Call (405) 372-3633 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org with questions.