Children’s Items To Be “Fine Free” At Williams County Public Library

The Williams County Public Library is committed to being an institution that cares about its community. According to the library’s mission statement, “The Williams County Public Library exists to enhance and enrich the lives of all citizens of the county through accessible and broad information services.” For this reason, starting September 1st, the Williams County Public Library with branches in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity will be implementing a new policy that will no longer charge overdue fines to children’s items.

As stated by WCPL Director, Jeff Yahraus, “We value our patrons very much and feel the elimination of fines on children’s materials will in some small way give families a break, and encourage parents to bring their children to the library.”

Fines will still be charged to items checked out before September 1, and to adult items checked out on a child’s card. Also, fines will not be waived on items that are lost. Only overdue children’s materials will be exempt from being fined. For more information about the new policy, please contact the library at 419-636-6734.


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