Read Down Fines
Teens and children 16 and younger are being given a chance to read down fines on their library cards.
During Teen Read Week, Oct. 14 to 19, holders of minor library cards who have fines related to late return of materials may pay off those fines simply by reading at the library.
For each 15 minutes of documented reading at the library, $1 in late return fines will be eliminated. Parents of young children can assist by reading to them.
The goal is to make young people feel welcome at the library and to encourage the reading habit.
The cost to the library of eliminating fines is being offset by funds from a fundraising effort earlier in the year to support the initial Read Down Your Fines program in June. Thanks to all those donors whose support made this program possible! Visit your local Great River Regional Library location for more information on how to take part in Read Down Your Fines.