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Cat Photos for Library Fees

When librarians at Worcester Public Library in Massachusetts noticed that many patrons had fees dating back years, they decided to launch a heartwarming initiative to get books returned and keep people using the library. In lieu of paying fees for late returns and lost books, library card holders can simply bring in a picture of a cat. As part of “March Meowness”, photographs and drawings of cats are used as currency to eliminate all fines. The creative approach has given patrons peace of mind knowing their fees are forgiven, and they feel comfortable being back in the library again. So far, over 400 library accounts have been cleared of fines and tons of books were brought back.

Image via Worcester Public Library 

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