Overdue Books

Overdue Books

Summary: Autumn Grooms reports in the La Crosse Tribune how a 14-year old boy received a $22,840 library fine for a book that was six days overdue. According to Judy Jamesson, secretary to the library director, “During that merger [of two systems], obviously, things happened.

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Autumn Grooms reports in the La Crosse Tribune how a 14-year old boy received a $22,840 library fine for a book that was six days overdue. According to Judy Jamesson, secretary to the library director, “During that merger [of two systems], obviously, things happened. I hope people are understanding.” In a follow-up comment, the library director said, “This was an unfortunate glitch in a merge of two very large databases.”

Hey dude, I think unfortunate was exactly the right word to use.

 

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