Brooklyn Public Library Offering Amnesty To Children, Teens


Bay Ridge Journal is reporting that the Brooklyn Public Library, along with Queens Public Library and New York Public Library – NYC’s other two library systems, will be offering amnesty to underage cardholders who owe fines on overdue books.

The program, which is being funded by publisher McGraw-Hill, includes anyone under 18-years-old who cannot currently borrow books because of outstanding fines totaling $15 or more.

From Bay Ridge Journal:

Local Council Member Vinnie Gentile, who chairs the Council’s Select Committee on Libraries, praised New Chapter as a fresh start for kids and teens at the beginning of the new school year. An estimated 100,000 are expected to bring back their overdue books and materials under New Chapter, which runs until October 31.


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