Amnesty Calm before the Overdue Storm in Philly send us a Piece on The Bucks County Free Library (in PA) who is waiving its late fees for two weeks starting today, in advance of a doubling of most fines early next year.
The county libraries now bring in about $250,000 in late fees. Hours at the county libraries seven branches were reduced last year because of slashed funding from the state. In 2003, Harrisburg cut its aid to public libraries throughout Pennsylvania – including a cut of about $1.4 million in Bucks from a budget that had been about $9 million.