Pratt Library Offers Amnesty for Overdue Books

Baltimore's public library system is ready to turn the page on fines—if you bring the books back soon.

Do you have overdue library books? Maybe something your kid borrowed that you just found under the floor mat of the car pool wagon? This is the week to return the materials without it costing a dime. Remember Mr. Bookman the library cop from Seinfeld? You wouldn't want a visit from him.

ever-popular "amnesty" for library scofflaws is in effect through Saturday, Oct. 1st. It applies to books, DVDs, CDs and a few other items but does not cover fines on E-Readers, laptops and interlibrary loan material.

The maximum fine on adult or young adult cards is $6 per item. The max per item on children’s cards is $3.  The chance to bring back books without paying the fine is part of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

So if you need to sign up or renew your library card and have not done so because of old fines, fear not.

Just bring back the books!


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