Friday, November 13, 2009

Amnesty for Overdue Fines -- For Life!

Recently, we received the following anonymous note in an overdue book:

So sorry I'm overdue, I feel extremely guilty and my only excuse is that this is such a wondrous book, I couldn't rush it coz if makes you think too much.

Sorry again & enjoy the ride

This note received one librarian's "Best Excuse Award", and elicited sighs of empathy and understanding from several others. This patron is not alone in finding a book that is thought-inspiring, life-changing, epiphany-having—a book that you want to keep for a long time, but also want to return so that others can enjoy it.

While several of us are dying to know which book inspired such sentiment, we all agree that it doesn't matter. We invite all of you to peruse our bookshelves and catalog and find something so compelling that you may be tempted to return it a bit late as well. And remember, we don't charge overdue fines, but we do ask that you return your items in a timely manner so that others may "Enjoy the Ride!"

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