If you work in a library, you know there are various ways to deal with the inevitability of overdue books. Some (although not many I know of) give a free pass, while others charge fines to the offenders. Often, checkout privileges are restricted (as is the case in the school libraries where I work). One method of dealing with overdues I had never heard of is incarceration. Until now. From The Smoking Gun:
The Wisconsin woman, 20, was arrested earlier this month in connection with a pair of books overdue for several months. [She] made the mistake of ignoring a court citation issued after she failed to respond to letters and phone calls from the Grafton library
Click here to read the whole story. How do you think we should deal with late books?
(Thanks to Gawker for the link)
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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