Library book returned after four decades

07/22/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Ohio – A library book was returned 41 years after it was checked out of the Champaign County Library in Urbana, Ohio. As reported by Yahoo! News, the book return, which was was noted on the library’s Facebook page was of “The Real Book About Snakes” which was checked out July 17, 1972.

As noted in the report, along with the book was a handwritten note and money. The anonymous person is quoted as writing in the note, “To Champaign County Library, Sorry I’ve kept this book for so long, but I’m a really slow reader!… I’ve enclosed my fine of $299.30 (41 years, 2 cents a day). Once again, my apologies.”

Library patron Molly Candady is quoted by Yahoo! News as stating of the incident, “That’s awesome. That’s honesty. He didn’t throw it to the wind and say oh it’s 41 years, they’re not going to know.”

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