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Kids can read to reduce their library fines

By From page A5 | April 10, 2013

The Yolo County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 14-20, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

As part of the celebration, each branch will conduct the annual Read Off Your Fines campaign, and a survey seeking community feedback on library programs and services will be posted at www.yolocountylibrary.org.

The Read Off Your Fines campaign targets children and young adult library card holders, ages 5 to 18, who are able to read by themselves and who owe overdue fines. Youths will earn a $1 credit for each 15 minutes spent reading a book of their choice in the library. The goal of the campaign is to encourage youths who have been blocked from checking out library materials to once again be able to return and take advantage of the resources available at the library.

In 2012, more than 75,000 registered patrons visited the eight Yolo County Library branches, borrowed more than 1.1 million books, music, films and other materials, and accessed online resources via the library computers more than 90,000 times.

Enterprise staff

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