A Novel Approach to Library Fines

In today’s Chicago Tribune, a brief article announces the decision by the New York City Public Library to allow anyone who owes outstanding fines to pay off their debt by doing one thing: read.

For every 15 minutes of reading, one dollar will be knocked off the total fine. Since many of those who are barred from borrowing because of high fines ($15 or more) are children 17 or younger, the library thinks this will be perceived as a good deal for both sides.

Barbara L.


One thought on “A Novel Approach to Library Fines

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s