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Book checked out in 1828 returned to Centre College

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:07
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Book checked out in 1828 returned to Centre College
book checked out from a Centre College library in 1828 has resurfaced in a desk on the campus of the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville.

Unofficially, the book is 185 years overdue. At the current rate of 10 cents per day for late fees, the fine for the volume exceeds $6,000.

Rolling Stones legend has finally been brought to book – for unpaid library fines dating back 50 YEARS

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:18

Current darling of the literary world, Keith Richards, is in trouble with his childhood library.

It's hardly the most rock and roll rap he’s ever faced. But after a lifetime of hell-raising Keith Richards has finally been brought to book – for unpaid library fines dating back 50 YEARS.

The Rolling Stones legend, 69, admits he still owes for books he borrowed and failed to return to his local public library in Dartford, Kent, when he was a teenager.

Chicago Library Patrons Return More Than 100,000 Items During Amnesty Period

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 07:54

Patrons gave more than [Fixed that link] 100,000 books and other items back to the Chicago Public Library during a three-week period where the library granted amnesty from fees.

Spokesman Leland Elder said in a news release that Chicago libraries received 101,301 items during the Once in a Blue Moon amnesty period, which started on Aug. 20 and ended Tuesday. The amnesty applied to overdue books, CDs, DVDs and all other materials.

Overdue Library Book Returned, After 78 Years

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 09:45
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It's Finally Back! A Chicago-area woman wanted to return an overdue copy of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" to the Chicago Public Library, but first she wanted to be sure she wouldn't go to jail.

That's because the book, a rare limited edition of the Oscar Wilde novel, was checked out in 1934. Harlean Hoffman Vision found it in her late mother's possessions, with a Chicago Public Library stamp.

Pardon Them, Librarian, For They Have Sinned

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 17:00

Wednesday, for the first time in more than 25 years, they came to the Anchorage AK Public Library, where amnesty was granted to people with unreturned books. All day, a steady trickle of people arrived to unburden themselves; the sheepish, the guilty and the shamed, into the sun-dappled lobby of the Z.J. Loussac Public Library to make their confessions.

Levittown Author Returns Overdue Book to Library 46 Years Late

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:51
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Levittown Author Returns Overdue Book to Library
Some may think it sacrilege to harbor stolen property, including books from a library for more than 46 years, but that is exactly the offense that has been gnawing at the good conscience of established financial and real estate author Steve Bergsman.

Cracking Down On Overdue Materials

Submitted by StephenK on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 16:07
Mark Gillespie of The Plain Dealer writes that libraries across Cuyahoga County are turning to collection firms to recover materials as that is claimed to impact budgets more than outright theft of materials. To put the location in context, Cuyahoga County is home to the Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Cleveland Public Library which rank among the largest public library systems in the US.