San Francisco Library willing to forgive $70K in overdue book fines

From ABC 7 News

” If you want a truly fresh start for the New Year, the San Francisco Library is letting you wipe the slate clean – if you’ll bring back those overdue library books. They’re offering amnesty to patrons who have racked up some serious fines.Snaking its way behind the circulation desk like a bionic bookworm, the San Francisco Library’s robotic book return has been busy. “We are forgiving all fines beginning today through February 14,” SF Library spokesperson Katherine Jardine said.For some patrons, it’s Christmas all over again, or maybe confession. “It’s like being forgiven for your sins,” one said.And costly sins at that.”