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To Fine or Not To Fine

Fines are a tangible reminder of the patron’s responsibility, the library’s importance, and the consideration of others.

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A Card for Every Kid

This past September, the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library (CCPL) teamed up with eight other library systems to promote the “A Card for Every Kid” initiative, which aimed to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens. During September, every library in the county actively encouraged children and teens to sign up for a free library card, and offered one-time fine forgiveness to children and teens who were been blocked or barred from using their library cards because they owed fines.