Library officials say parents can let their children can check out all the books and materials they want this summer without the worry of fines. The Library Board of Trustees has approved a Fine-Free Summer for materials in the children’s and teen’s collections beginning June 1 and running through Aug. 31.
Library Director Alison Weissinger wants parents and caregivers to encourage their children to read and enjoy library resources all summer.
“We know children lose ground in academics over the summer break. We want to take away any barrier to children and teens having books to read and enjoy over the summer,” Weissinger said. “We just ask that items are returned to the library in a timely manner, so others may enjoy them.”
The Fine-Free Summer only applies to books, audiobooks, music CDs and some DVDs in the children’s and teen’s collections. Fees will still be assessed on lost or damaged items.
“The primary purpose of the library is to get books in the hands of children,” Weissinger says. “We want to provide easy access to our materials at a time when children and teens need them the most. We know families are busy in the summer and this is one more way we can help kids read while school is out.”
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