Council OKs end of library fines


March 2, 2022

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously at its Feb. 22 meeting to adopt a resolution eliminating library fines. (Councilor Dylan Richards was not present.)

However, as has previously been the policy, charges for lost materials will still occur if an item isn’t returned within 30 days of its due date.

Library Services Director Megan Dazey argued that the threat of accumulating fines for late materials can keep low-income families away or from checking out items to take home.

“These fines can negatively affect the borrowing habits of members of our community that need the library...

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