Monday, August 6, 2012

Library Amnesty! From CPL

For the first time in 20 years, Chicago Public Libraries will let you return overdue materials with no fines and clear your account.  From the Sun-Times:
Chicago Public Library patrons who've stayed away because of overdue materials they can't afford to return — or are too embarrassed to surrender — will be welcomed back without consequence, thanks to a three-week amnesty program that's the system's first in 20 years. 

From Aug. 20 through Sept. 7, fines for overdue books, CD's, DVD's and other materials will be waived, no matter how late they are. “The last time we did it was 20 years ago. I don't see us doing it in the near future. A blue moon probably happens more frequently than we'll do this,” Library Commissioner Brian Bannon said Monday.
The entire article is here.  So if you've got overdue library materials, dig 'em out and bring 'em back to any branch, including Uptown and Bezazian.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! A week ago I returned three overdue books and paid $5.00 because they would not renew my books w/o my library card number (I was traveling and didn't have my card when the books were due). Maybe I should have waited...