Muskingum County Library System Implements Fine Free Week

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Christmas is nearly here and the Muskingum County Library System is getting into the holiday spirit by giving the community a gift at all local branches this week. Rob Cook, PR Assistant at the Muskingum County Library System, says this week is Holiday Fine Free Week at all branches throughout the county.

“All week long, this week—every location in the Muskingum County Library System—we will be having a fine free week. If you have an overdue item or perhaps a lost item that you found, you can bring that back to any library and we will forgive the fines on that all week long.”

Holiday Fine Free Week will run through this Saturday. The Muskingum County Library System has held similar programs in the past; such as the fine free week held this past Autumn.

“We do this every once in a while. We did one—another one—around October. We had one; it went very well so we decided to do it again as sort of a gift to the community. Come on in and get those fines forgiven.”

Library fines can range from ten cents to the full cost of the overdue item. The branch locations throughout the county will also be holding various holiday themed programs leading up to Christmas. Branch locations include the John McIntire Library in downtown Zanesville, the South Zanesville branch, Duncan Falls, Roseville, Dresden, and the New Concord branch.