Overdue Book

Overdue Book

Harry Potter most overdue library book in England

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 07/23/2006 - 02:41
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Anonymous Patron writes "Evening News 24 In The UK Some books are too good to put down or get back to the library on time, it seems. Libraries say the best-sellers are the ones most often overdue. Bookworms in Norfolk are getting so engrossed in library copies of JK Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson books, they are forgetting to return them on time.

Japanese Libraries eyeing ways to bring thieves to book

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 06/06/2006 - 06:36

The Daily Yomiuri - Osaka,Japan - reports Libraries in Kanagawa Prefecture are trying to deal with the problem of having large numbers of their books and other materials stolen, defaced or deliberately damaged by inconsiderate readers.

In Yokohama, 24,147 books were stolen from 18 municipal libraries in fiscal 2005, accounting for nearly 1 percent of the 3.59 million books owned by the libraries.

Texas librarian has had enough, asks police help on overdue books

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 06:00

From The AP: Librarian Barbara McCutcheon is so fed up with overdue books, she wants the violators arrested.

Believe it or not, the police chief agreed.

"If Barbara has books out that are not returned, then we will make reports and begin to seek arrest warrants. We will start arresting people for prosecution after the 15th," said Mike Bankston, chief of the Police Department in Bonham, a city of about 10,000 people 70 miles northeast of Dallas.

Libraries get tough about overdue books

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 08:15

Someone At MSNBC Discovered Unique Management Services of Jeffersonville, Mo., a collection agency that serves 750 public library systems across the United States and Canada. Unique tries to persuade patrons to return overdue items and pay their late fees.
Joanne King, spokeswoman for the Queens Library in New York City, one of the nation's largest public libraries with 840,000 card holders, said her library chose Unique because of its "soft-glove" approach.

"We're not into breaking kneecaps to recover books," King said.

Library Book Overdue for 61 Years

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 14:05
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Seems like we haven't had an overdue story in ages... The Wait Is Over: A public library book issued in 1945 has racked up an overdue fees bill for $6,114 _ but the book's borrower has had the fine waived.

"The Punch Library of Humour," borrowed from Rotorua Public Library 61 years ago, was recently found among family belongings in a house attic in the central North Island tourist city.