Kids can ‘read off’ library book fines
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 10, 2013 —
From Beth Gabor
County of Yolo
The Yolo County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 14-20, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. As part of the celebration, each branch will conduct the annual “Read Off Your Fines” campaign, and a survey seeking community feedback on library programs and services will be posted on www.yolocountylibrary.org.
The Read Off Your Fines campaign targets children and young adult library card holders, age five to 18, who are able to read by themselves and who owe overdue fines. Youth will earn a $1.00 credit for each 15 minutes spent reading a book of their choice in the library. The goal of the campaign is to encourage youth who have been blocked from checking out library materials to once again be able to return and take advantage of the many resources available at the library.
“The Read Off Your Fines program is an opportunity for the library to encourage young people to return to the library and read for fun to eliminate their fines,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong in a press release. “This is your library; don’t miss out on any of our many services.”
In 2012, over 75,000 registered patrons visited the eight Yolo County Library branches, borrowed over 1,100,000 books, music, films and other materials, and accessed online resources via the library computers over 90,000 times.
During National Library Week, the Yolo County Library will be conducting a survey about the services provided, which can be found on www.yolocountylibrary.org, along with other general information.
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