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Eliminating Late Fines

YOUR Library - Now Fine Free!

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Saint Paul eliminates library late fines Saint Paul eliminates library late fines

Late fines will now be a thing of the past. Books and other materials that are lost or stolen will still require repayment.
Late fines will now be a thing of the past. Books and other materials that are lost or stolen will still require repayment.
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Mayor Carter's plan to erase late fines Mayor Carter's plan to erase late fines

Melvin Carter has been at the lead in St. Paul for nearly a year. But rarely has Jana Shortal seen him as jazzed as he is about breaking…
Melvin Carter has been at the lead in St. Paul for nearly a year. But rarely has Jana Shortal seen him as jazzed as he is about breaking…
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Council expected to approve 2019 budget Council expected to approve 2019 budget

The St. Paul City Council is expected to approve it's 2019 budget Wednesday.
The St. Paul City Council is expected to approve it's 2019 budget Wednesday.

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A tweet by: Mayor Melvin Carter

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Download the Fact Sheet Download the Fact Sheet

Download a PDF fact sheet with key information about this proposal.
Download a PDF fact sheet with key information about this proposal.
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Presentation: Eliminating Late Fines Presentation: Eliminating Late Fines

Download the slide deck on Eliminating Late Fines at Saint Paul Public Library
Download the slide deck on Eliminating Late Fines at Saint Paul Public Library
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Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the Library want to eliminate overdue fines? What led to this decision? We answer these questions and more.
Why does the Library want to eliminate overdue fines? What led to this decision? We answer these questions and more.
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Nashville Library Says "Later" to Fines Nashville Library Says "Later" to Fines

Nashville Public Library (NPL) patrons can borrow without accruing overdue fines beginning July 5, 2017.
Nashville Public Library (NPL) patrons can borrow without accruing overdue fines beginning July 5, 2017.
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Eau Claire library fines to be waived Eau Claire library fines to be waived

Talk about a clean slate. Fines owed for overdue L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library books will be waived at the start of next year.
Talk about a clean slate. Fines owed for overdue L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library books will be waived at the start of next year.
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Watch: Free is Key (TEDx UW LaCrosse) Watch: Free is Key (TEDx UW LaCrosse)

Free is Key: Library Fines and Access | Dawn Wacek, Youth Services Manager, LaCrosse Public Library | TEDxUWLaCrosse
Free is Key: Library Fines and Access | Dawn Wacek, Youth Services Manager, LaCrosse Public Library | TEDxUWLaCrosse
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Beth Burns: Proud to Support Fine Free Beth Burns: Proud to Support Fine Free

Beth Burns, President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, is proud to support Mayor Carter’s proposal to eliminate late fines
Beth Burns, President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, is proud to support Mayor Carter’s proposal to eliminate late fines
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