City Council approves three-month waiver on library fines


November 3, 2021

The Sweet Home City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 26, voted unanimously to eliminate 15-cent daily past-due fines on Sweet Home Public Library materials for three months, as approved by the library’s advisory board.

The new policy went into effect Nov. 1.

“The threat of accumulating fines for late library materials can keep low-income families away from libraries or from checking out materials to take home,” Library Services Director Megan Dazey wrote in a request for council action (RCA). “These fines can negatively affect the borrowing habits of members of the community that need the...

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