Would you pay an $800 library fine?

Of course not, because if you’re the patron who owes it, you’re dead.

It took 110 years to rack up that fine at 2 cents per day.

The book — a sequel to Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm — was checked out on November 8, 1911, became overdue two weeks later, and was returned last week but undoubtedly not by the original borrower.

We may not have heard the last of this story (read it here). Maybe when whoever returned it finds out the fine is capped at $1.50 and the library doesn’t intend to collect it, they might come forward with more details. They’re not the guilty party anyway.

Return to The-Ave.US Home Page

Comments are closed.