For Immediate ReleaseDecember 19, 2018
Patrons receive a holiday season reprieve on return of materials
San Rafael, CA – There is about a month remaining in a Marin County Free Library (MCFL) program that waives fines for the late returns of borrowed materials. The “fine forgiveness” period runs through the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend on Monday, January 21.
Normally, fines for adult patrons are 25 cents per day for overdue items or $1 per day for items from the Link+ system, a connection with a consortium of libraries throughout California and Nevada. MCFL fees max out at $6 per item, and patrons need to pay down their balance to check out again if they owe more than $10.
“We appreciate our community’s great support of libraries and this is a way to make library use easier in the busy holiday season,” said Library Director Sara Jones.
Residents should check with their local library branches about participation in the program and the final date that fines are being waived.
Learn more about MCFL at www.marinlibrary.org.
Sara JonesDirectorMarin County Free Library
3501 Civic Center DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6051Email: Sara JonesLibrary website