For the seventh year, the Vail Public Library is offering a “fine free period” that will kick off during National Library Week, April 10-16.
To remove at least one of the barriers to returning overdue library materials, Vail Public Library borrowers are encouraged to return their overdue library materials, without penalty or fine, from April 10-30. Materials returned to either the library or the book drops must be in good condition but no questions will be asked nor fines assessed.
The amnesty does not include overdue fines still on record from previously returned materials. While some materials are simply lost, a great many are still in the hands of the patrons who checked them out. With a "no questions asked" amnesty period, the embarrassment and fear of paying large fines as obstacles to the return of long-overdue materials will be removed.
For more information on the library’s amnesty program, please call 970-479-2187.