Return Your Library Materials During Fine-Free Week

The County of Los Angeles Public Library is offering borrowers a chance to return overdue library materials and clear their library accounts during the Public Library’s Fine-Free Week, August 11-17, 2008. The County Library is holding Fine-Free Week to allow patrons to return books, DVDs, magazines and other library materials without paying a fine.

The purpose of fine free days is to encourage borrowers to return library property, and receive a fresh start, said County Librarian, Margaret Donnellan Todd. We want to ensure that children and families can read and use the library.

In addition, library patrons who have already returned their library materials, but still have unpaid fines on record, can visit any of the County Library’s 84 locations to receive a 50% reduction on fines owed if paid in full during this week. Charges for lost or damaged materials will not be waived.

The purpose of Fine-Free Week is to promote the return of needed library materials, heighten awareness of the importance of reading and literacy and encourage families to use the County Library.

The County Library’s Fine Free Week will end 5:00 p.m. on August 17. For County library listings or additional information, please visit the County Library Web site at or call (562) 940-8415.