Los Angeles County libraries allow kids to read away late fees

From CBS News

“At the East Los Angeles Library, even the youngest patrons have to pay their dues ā€“ but not the way you think. Card holders 21 and under can literally read away what they owe in late fees at a rate of $5 per hour, reports CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas. It’s a new chapter for Los Angeles County, a program called “The Great Read Away.” “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.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-county-libraries-allow-kids-to-read-away-late-fees/

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