Libraries shelve fines in March

If you've a long overdue or lost library book at home '“ it's fine. Throughout this month, anyone with an overdue library book can return it to their local library without paying a fine.

Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 11:50 am
Libraries are holding a fines amnesty.

Northumberland Libraries are holding a fines amnesty for the whole of March and residents are invited to have a good hunt around the house for any overdue books which may not have been returned for weeks, months or even years.

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The temporary waiving of library fines has been very successful in other parts of the UK and it is hoped there will be a very positive take-up of this limited offer in Northumberland.

Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer said: “We hope the month-long amnesty will help get overdue titles back on our shelves so they can once again be enjoyed by other book lovers.”