The Kaslo & District Public Library is turning 100 this year! To begin the celebrations, the KDPL Board decided to eliminate overdue fines beginning January 1, 2020.

“Making this policy change aligns with our vision to provide equal and inclusive access to resources,” says Anne Heard, KDPL board chair. “We encourage everyone in Kaslo & Area D to get a library card.”

Most items are lent for three weeks with up to two renewals. If you are a bit late returning items, we won’t charge fines. However, items that are 42 days overdue will automatically be marked lost. If an item is lost or damaged, a replacement fee is charged. E-books borrowed simply expire when due unless renewed.

Going fine-free is trending! According to an informal survey, at least 24% of public libraries in BC have gone completely fine-free and 21% are fine–free for specific user groups. We are excited to join this movement in our centennial year and plan to do other fun things to celebrate. Stay tuned for announcements and Happy New Year!

– Eva Kelemen