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Phoenix Public Library Implements "All Fines Forgiven" on Nov. 18, 2019 Removing Barriers to Library MaterialsPhoenix Public Library Implements "All Fines Forgiven" on Nov. 18, 2019 Removing Barriers to Library Materials<div class="ExternalClassC8F593E8C2924D4F8468938736199DA6"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>On Sept. 10, 2019, the Phoenix City Council approved Phoenix Public Library's request to become a “fine-free" library, which is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 18, 2019. “All Fines Forgiven" will eliminate charging and forgive currently accrued overdue fines on late-returned materials. Research indicates there is no impact on the return of library materials by charging fines, and fines disproportionately affect access to library resources for those in our communities that need them most. On Nov. 18, Phoenix Public Library (PPL) customers can expect to see a “waive" transaction applied to any overdue fines and PPL will no longer apply an overdue fine to late returned materials going forward. While “All Fines Forgiven" will remove overdue fines, customers will still be expected to return materials or pay replacement fees for lost/damaged items. For the first 12 months of "All Fines Forgiven", children who return their library materials on time will be rewarded with a small prize to recognize responsible library use!</p><p>Visit one of Phoenix Public Library's 17 locations or <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1423875/4119508/2299/3/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for the most current details.</p><p>For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1423875/4119508/2299/6/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.  Phoenix Public Library is a system of 16 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  Follow us on Twitter at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1423875/4119508/2300/9/">twitter.com/phxlibrary</a> and “like" us on Facebook at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1423875/4119508/5411/10/">facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary</a>.<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>11/12/2019 6:00:00 PMLee Franklin602-534-2025