Reading away library fines

If your child has racked up some overdue fines on their library card, a bit of reading each day over spring break could significantly reduce the amount they owe.

In celebration of its 75th anniversary this year, the Okanagan Regional Library is introducing a special program for children 12 years and under called the Read Away Fines program.

For each day that the child reads between March 19 and April 2, they can get a $1 credit for any outstanding fees they have on their account.

This program applies to children up to age 12 who have an ORL children’s library card with accrued overdue fees.

Beginning March 19, they can pick up a Read Away Fines Reading Record at any of the 29 ORL branches, and check off a box (or have an adult do it for them) for every day they read until April 2.

Then they can visit the circulation desk at any ORL branch between April 2 and 16 to have their credit applied; the ORL will reduce overdue fines by one dollar for each checkbox marked up to a $15 maximum waived total.

The launch of this program coincides with the ORL’s 75th anniversary Open House Celebrations at all of its branches on Saturday, March 19.

Check their website at to find out about events at your local branch, and you can pick up a reading record, books to read, and enjoy refreshments and entertainment all on the same day.


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