Thursday News: Reading
LA County Libraries let young patrons read off their late fees – Have you racked up late fees and are under 21? Now you can read them off.
“We’re not really concentrating on what they’re reading so long as they’re reading,” LA County Library Director Skye Patrick said. He said the idea came about after the library noticed an unsettling trend: Many kids who racked up debt on overdue books or movies would stop coming to the library altogether.
Now after implementing the program, librarians have seen a wonderful change.
Since the program launched last year, LA County said its more than 80 libraries have logged more than 50,000 reading sessions and reinstated more than 13,000 previously blocked accounts.