IT’s time to stop feeling guilty and take that overdue library book back to its proper home, while the Upper Hunter Library Network hold a book amnesty during August.
Elizabeth Walter, library coordinator at Scone Library said the amnesty was a success ten years and she hopes it will be again during August.
“A lot of people return the books but there are fines on them because they are late, they often don’t pay it and just leave the books,” Elizabeth Walter said.
“Because they have incurred a fine they tend not to come in, so we thought just come in and tell us you’ve got a fine and we will waive it and if you want, and only if you want to, donate a non perishable item we will donate to one of the organisations in Scone that are helping out the poor,” she said.
“We had this about ten years ago and we had loads and loads of books that were outstanding, we had an amnesty and said just return the books no questions asked and we waived the fine.
“Maybe a lot of people aren’t coming because they have outstanding books or they have got fines where they returned the books but they were overdue,” said Elizabeth Walter.
Contact the Scone Library if you have further questions on 02 6540 1183