Monday, January 9, 2012

Monona Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

Monona Library eliminates overdue fines in 2012.  (Monona Herald-Independent, 12/29/2011)

The Monona Public Library will no longer charge overdue fees on materials checked out at the library, beginning on Jan. 2, 2012. The Monona Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the change at its December 20 meeting. The Monona Library will be only the second library in the South Central Library System to not charge patrons for overdue materials, joining Middleton's library.

 “We believe that this change will make our library even more popular and more responsive to use by Monona and nearby residents,” states Erick Plumb, library director. "In an increasingly "on-demand" world with numerous choices for consumers, with most of these choices requiring additional service charges, we believe that eliminating late fees makes us more user-friendly to Monona residents, as well as being more equitable to the community in these challenging economic times."

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