Olentangy Valley News

'Read Down' program erases library fines

Readers with outstanding fines at the Delaware County District Library will have the chance to erase some or all of the fines by doing what comes naturally -- reading.

From Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 21 -- National Library Week -- DCDL patrons can read away fines by visiting the main library or any of its three branches and reading a book, a magazine or a newspaper.

During the "Read Down" program, every 10 minutes that a patron reads will earn $1 of fine credit that can be applied to his or her account. The program has no limits, though patrons who read down all of their fines cannot apply more reading minutes to possible future fines. The program also cannot be applied to lost items.

To participate, patrons must check in at the circulation desk of a DCDL library. Those who have finished a reading session should check in at the desk again. Patrons may make an unlimited number of library visits while the "Read Down" program is in effect.

Delaware County District Libraries are at 84 E. Winter St., Delaware (main library): 75 N. Fourth St. in Ostrander; 7171 Gooding Blvd. in Orange Township; and 460 S. Liberty St. in Powell.

For more information, visit delawarelibrary. org, go to the library's Facebook page or contact Shea Alltmont, communications manager at 740-363-7277 or salltmont@delaware library.org.