Library fines to be reset to zero

Grand Forks & District Public Library has planned an amnesty during the month of October on fines for unreturned items.

Grand Forks & District Public Library has planned an amnesty during the month of October on fines for unreturned items.

Library Director Heather Buzzell said the amnesty will mark Library Month during which the library will be encouraging people to return books, CD’s, DVD’s and other items that had passed their return date.

Buzzell said the library board is hoping to encourage people to wipe the slate clean and get back into the practice of borrowing items from our library.

“It is a shame that some people are missing out on the opportunity to use our library services because they may be concerned about the size of unpaid fines,” she said.

“We would like for everyone to have their library privileges restored so they can make the best use of everything we have to offer.”

The amnesty is open to everyone with a Grand Forks & District Public Library account who has items that are past the due date.

Library members can return their overdue items to either the Grand Forks or Christina Lake location during October and have their fines cleared – regardless of how far past the due date the items are.

The only possible charge may apply to items that have been damaged while in the hands of the borrower. In each case, borrowers will need to visit or phone the library at 250-442-3944 to take advantage of the amnesty.

submitted by Grand Forks Public Library