During the week of October 2, we’ll be offering a Fall Fine Forgiveness program. During this week-long period, late fees of up to $10 per account will be waived on all returned books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials, no matter how long overdue!
The forgiveness program is an opportunity for our community members to reconnect with us. The program allows us to recover materials and gives all library members with overdue materials and fines a chance to clear their record (up to $10 per account) and continue to borrow materials. The Fall Fine Forgiveness Week aligns with the library’s Mission of “connecting our community to a world of information”, and the Core Value of “barrier-free open access to all.”
The plan for a fine forgiveness program was unanimously approved at the June 2017 Library Board meeting. “The Fine Forgiveness Week program supports the Board’s policy of making full access to the library, and library services, a priority in our district,” said Board President Michael Kiella.
It is our goal to not only recover long overdue and lost materials, but to bring community members in to the library who may no longer visit because of their fines. We want to invite our community back to the library, as well as thank you for passing the millage in August 2016, which allows us to expand and renovate the 1976 addition.
“We realize that late fees can present an obstacle, and while we always want to encourage responsible use of the community’s resources, we also want to do our best to make sure everyone can access the library’s vital services,” said Ryan Deery, Library Director.