Cannon Libraries To Offer Fine Forgiveness During December

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For the month of December, Adams Memorial Library and Auburntown Branch will be holding a campaign to round up all books, DVDs, and audio books belonging to the library and to show an appreciation for those that have returned items.

We are asking everyone to bring back any item that inadvertently hasn't made its way back to the library and in exchange the library will forgive all fines associated with that item. The item may be dropped off in the Book Drop Box or brought into the library and fines will be removed.

Additionally, anyone coming into the library may have their fines forgiven by simply stopping by the Front Desk to check their account with the librarian.
Please, no phone calls for waiving fines.

Hours Open: Auburntown Branch, Wed. and Fri. (10 to 2 pm); Adams Memorial Library, Mon., Wed., Sat. (9 to 4 pm), Tues. (9 to 7 pm), Thurs. (9 to 6 pm), and Fri. (9 to 5 pm).

The library is dependent on the public returning library items that were borrowed. When a book or DVD is not returned promptly it halts the process of lending and borrowing. The cost of replacing unreturned items can cost over $1,000 dollars a year for this library; money which we simply do not have. Not returning an item means we don't have that item for the next person.

Likewise, the library not knowing if an item will be returned or has been lost creates havoc in the library's lending and borrowing. We don't know if we need to find the money to replace the item or if we need to wait a little longer for its return. We are asking you to come to the library, stop by the Front Desk to check your account, and let us clear out the old fines and update the library's collection information. (Hotspots and lost books fees may or may not be included the Fine Forgiveness Campaign, please ask at the Front Desk.)

Fine Forgiveness Month's purpose is to bring awareness that we need the library items to come back to the library; please join us in our Fine Forgiveness Campaign!

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