Wednesday, October 11, 2006

2208 Days Overdue

...William Vassily, who checked out John Y. Beaty’s The Baby Whale, Sharp Ears from the Portland Public Library, ME, in 1946, when he was nine...recently returned the book, and paid late charges of $440.16, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard...
From: Paying that Big Library Fine, For a Cause

Also reported here.

Have you returned all your library books? *grin*


Meretta said...

My library calls and let's us know when the books are a day or too overdue so I have to admit, I've never been *that* late. Of course, we live in a small city so that's why they can call. I don't imagine larger centers do this.

I gladly pay the fines though. A library is a wonderful place.

Emma Sinclair said...

I get really mad at myself when I forget to return library books.

I've been to libraries where they have trouble calculating fines for 2 days over. Can't imagine having them calculate 50 years!

Nalini Singh said...

Meretta - you are so lucky!

Emma - LOL. The payer actually calculated it himself because he really wanted to pay!