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Fine Policies and Lost Item Policies

I have recently been contacted by several reporters in reference to an article I wrote in 2017 in which I disagree with the elimination of fines and learned that I was quoted in other venues. As this topic has gained more interest and political attention the issue is no longer one limited to libraries. However, […]

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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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Read & Reward: Kids Read Books to Pay Off Fines

Paying off fines can be as easy as reading a book or attending a library program for kids in Northern Illinois.