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J. Joel Edwards Public Library to Extend Amnesty for Overdue Books

ZEBULON - In the spirit of Thanksgiving the J. Joel Edwards Public Library will focus on some special patrons – those who have “long overdue items.” From time to time, patrons approach the front desk with items that they knew had been turned in but later evolved between the couch cushions, under the back seat of the car, in a packing box, at Grandma’s house in Texas, or in a child’s backpack. The 20-cents-per-day overdue fines have reached the maximum charge of $10 per item. Those fines can quickly become extremely overwhelming.

To those patrons the library would like to say, “We forgive you.” No, really.

Beginning November 22 through November 30, the library will offer amnesty in exchange for these missing items. Patrons who have long overdue items will be charged no fines for items that are returned on those days, provided the materials are in good condition (without damage).

Amnesty does not apply to damaged or lost items, previous fines, or to items returned in the drop box or to another library.

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 25-27, and will reopen for regular hours on Monday, Nov. 29.

For further information on this or other library programs, patrons may visit or call the library during regular business hours: MWF 10-5, TTh 10-7, and Sat. 10-3.

Submitted 11.13.21