Children’s items are now fine-free!
The Hanover Public Library is pleased to announce that for 2023, we will not be charging late fees on overdue children’s items. You heard that right!
We know how important it is to introduce children to reading, so with that in mind our library Board has decided to stop charging fines on overdue children’s materials.
Families with children might borrow a lot of items at once so a daily fine per item that is overdue adds up very quickly, which is unfair. We want to remove that barrier because we know that introducing children to books at a young age sets them up for success in life. We want to encourage everyone to introduce their children to reading!
We will continue to charge for children’s items that are lost or damaged.
We will still be charging fines on young adult and adult materials so items are returned promptly and we can continue to serve everyone efficiently.