Librarians Books are Overdue


A school librarian has 37 overdue books from a local library totaling over $500 dollars. She should know better!! Read the article from the State\"What is bad is she is a librarian,\" library system executive director Dan MacNeill said as he explained the situation to the board.\"
\"Library leaders would not name the woman or her school because of library-patron confidentiality regulations. The books are valued at $544.78.\"

\"Board members agreed Tuesday to send a letter to the principal of the school where she works.\"

\"We want to get the books back,\" MacNeill said. \"Other people might want to use them. .The person was written to twice and called five different times.\"

\"MacNeill said the library system also sent a registered letter several times to the woman but that she refused to sign to receive the letter. The woman\'s library privileges have been revoked.\"

\"The books were checked out from the Cayce-West Columbia branch and were due back in July 1999.\"

\"Users at that branch could be from anywhere within or outside the county. Out-of-county residents pay an annual $25 fee to use the library system.\"

\"Except when special summer-reading restrictions apply, the library permits patrons to check out as many as 25 juvenile books, plus 25 easy-reader children\'s books, at any one visit.\"

\"This is a highly unusual situation,\" MacNeill said. \"We get folks that don\'t return books, but this is very rare.\"

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