On September 1, our library will stop charging fines for materials returned late. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and we invite everyone to get a library card if you don’t already have one. We invite you to celebrate with us if you do.
Thanks to Senator Tom O’Mara for a $3,000 bullet aid contribution which will help the Ulysses Philomathic Library remove one of the largest barriers to public library access: fines.
Many libraries now understand and support this radical social change, and UPL is proud to join them. Becoming a fine free library will dramatically support our entire community by demonstrating that we are as open and welcoming as our mission implies.
We have already taken steps to encourage reading with fine free picture books and board books, and our auto-renew feature. We want you have time to finish your reading and we trust you to return your materials in a timely manner.
Are you a reader who can afford to pay the fines that support our collection budget? Please consider a fine free membership gift which will be applied directly to our collection budget. Your gift will work toward our library’s efforts toward a love of learning for all. Your timely return of materials will ensure that we can stay fine free into the future.