Library Sends Police After 5-Year-Old Girl To Tell Her To Pay Up Or Return Two Overdue Books

Library Sends Police After 5-Year-Old Girl To Tell Her To Pay Up Or Return Two Overdue Books

Either the police in a Massachusetts town must not have very much to do or the library wields extraordinary power: A mom says the local library sent a cop to her doorstep to tell her 5-year-old daughter she either had to return her overdue books or pay the fines. [More]

Library Grants Thousands Of Kids Fine Amnesty To Get Them Reading Again

Library Grants Thousands Of Kids Fine Amnesty To Get Them Reading Again

It might not be a big deal in the scheme of granting pardons, but for more than 140,000 kids with overdue fees of $15 or more in New York public libraries, amnesty means they’ll get to take books out again — if they participate in the library’s summer reading program. [More]

Freeload At Your Library Like A Champ

Freeload At Your Library Like A Champ

Any self-respecting cheapskate knows the library is your one-stop shopping for free access to the internet, magazines, DVDs and drinking fountains. [More]

Philadelphia To Close All Public Libraries October 2nd

Philadelphia To Close All Public Libraries October 2nd

UPDATE: Philadelphia’s Public Libraries Not Closing After All