Library fines are shelvedfor March

If you've a long overdue or lost library book at home - it's fine!

Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 09:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 09:32 am
Berwick Library.

Throughout the month of March anyone with an overdue library book can return it to their local library without paying a fine.

Northumberland Libraries are holding a fines amnesty and library customers are invited to have a good hunt around the house for any overdue library books.

The temporary waiving of library fines has been very successful in other parts of the UK.

Coun Cath Homer of Northumberland County Council said: “Most of our literature lovers return their borrowed books on time. This campaign is asking the persistent few ‘book hoarders’ to turn over a new leaf.

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“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.”