Northumberland Libraries to shelve fines during March

If you’ve a long overdue or lost library book at home -  it’s fine.  Throughout the month of March anyone with an overdue library book can return it to their local library without paying  a fine.

Northumberland Libraries are holding a fines amnesty for the whole month of March and library customers are invited to have a good hunt around the house for any overdue library books which may not have been returned to the library for weeks, months or even years!

The temporary waiving of library fines has been very successful in other parts of the UK and it is hoped there will be  a very positive take up of this limited offer in Northumberland.

Councillor Cath Homer Cabinet Member for Northumberland County Council and Portfolio Holder for Culture, Arts, Tourism and Leisure said:

“We have an extensive range of books that cover all genres, interests and tastes. Most of our literature lovers return their borrowed books on time. This campaign is asking the persistent few ‘book hoarders’ to turn over a new leaf. We hope the  month long amnesty will help  get overdue titles back on our shelves so they can once again be  enjoyed by other book lovers.”

Customers can take the books into their local library or renew their books online 24/7 at
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