Library fines are shelvedfor March

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

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018, 09:29
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.

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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.

“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.”