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Chicago Public Library amnesty program brings in more than 100,000 lost materials

“The Chicago Public Library recently held its own type of homecoming — welcoming the more than 100,000 missing books, CDs and DVDs that found their way back to library shelves.

And it didn’t matter how they got there, because for those three weeks, all was forgiven. Exactly 101,301 items were returned from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7 in the library’s “Once in a Blue Moon Amnesty” program, a rare window of time during which outstanding fines and fees were waived. The library estimates the value of the items returned during the program at about $2 million.”

via Chicago Tribune

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Amnesty bringing in fine haul for library

“On March 15, 1975, a man owed a book to Chicago Public Library.Tuesday, more than 37 years later, he ventured into the Oriole Park Library and returned it.For three weeks, all fines for overdue books are being forgiven under the citys first complete library amnesty in 27 years. The program started Monday.Jessica Bertola, head library clerk at Oriole Park, said the man told her he had been cleaning his Naperville home and found the book, “Fluidic Systems Design Guide.”

via Chicago Tribune

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