The Dearborn Library Commission recently voted to increase overdue fines to 25 cents per day per item. This increase includes books, audio books, compact discs, magazines, and instructional DVDs and videos. Overdue fines for entertainment videos and DVDs remain $2 per day.
The commission also approved an increase of the daily Internet pass fee to $2 and the annual pass to $20 for all non-resident library cardholders. All increases take effect July 1, 2010, with the start of the City’s new fiscal year.
Patrons are encouraged to renew items before the due date, either through the library’s website at www.dearbornlibrary.org or by calling the library’s automated phone system at 313-943-3091. Both systems are available 24/7. Patrons also may register to receive email reminders about material due dates before the material becomes overdue.
For the first time, July 1-16, the Library is offering a Food for Fines program. During this time, patrons may donate non-perishable, non-expired food items and receive $1 reduction in overdue library fines for every item donated. All donated items will be given to the Dearborn Firefighters for distribution to families in need through the Burn Drive program.
For more information, stop by any one of the four Dearborn Public Library locations, visit www.dearbornlibrary.org or call 313-943-2330.