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12/10-12/14 Oakland Library Fine Forgiveness Program

Posted by novoscene on December 10, 2007


Library Forgiveness program

Hey, when was the last time you checked out the Public Library? If you’re like some of us (but, ahem, no one at the Novometro offices, of course) you’ve got at least a couple of really overdue books that have been borrowing space on your bookshelf for quite some time. If this little detail is what’s kept you from getting lost in the dusty OPL stacks then you might want to head to your neighborhood branch sometime before Dec. 14ththe last day of the Library’s Fine’s and Lost Book Forgiveness program.

“The Forgiveness Campaign is our pre-holiday gift to our community,” Carmen Martinez, Oakland’s Library Director said in a statement. From the overdue to the hopelessly lost, as long as it’s not from the Tool Library, everything will be forgiven. Reps from the library say the amnesty program is meant to encourage children and families to use more of the library’s resources. Just go to any branch location and all fees will be taken off immediately, no questions asked.

For more info call 510 238-3134, or see the Oakland Public Library’s Web site: ww.oaklandlibrary.org


One Response to “12/10-12/14 Oakland Library Fine Forgiveness Program”

  1. Farrah said

    It’s about time! I got busy once and didn’t return my books and my fine had risen to over $100 and they’d sent it to a collection agency. I was shocked because SF has a cap of $25 total fines and they used to be very nice about forgiving fines – they’d even let you just pay for the book if the fine got to high (for like $12).

    btw, I love your blog!

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