Read Off Your Fines April 13-26

Read off your finesThat cookbook you were returning to the library that got wedged behind the backseat of your car and forgotten over the winter. The novel you only allowed yourself five pages a day to read because you never wanted it to end. The country-western CD your daughter put in her backpack last spring and found this spring.

Has your love of books and other KDL materials made it difficult to let go of some of your checked-out items by their due date? Put that love to work for you Sunday, April 13 through Saturday, April 26. Cardholders with KDL fines (not just KDL cardholders) are invited to visit a branch, and for every 10 minutes spent reading or listening in the library, $1 in overdue fines will be waived up to a maximum of $10 (does not apply to lost or damaged items or collection fees). You can even read off fines for other people!

** Patrons must do their reading at a KDL branch to receive waived overdue fines. See your local branch for more information.

Happy reading!


Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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10 Responses to “Read Off Your Fines April 13-26”

  1. Yuki A. Says:

    So can people who don’t have fines read to waive off fines for people who do have fines?

  2. Katie Says:


    Yes, people can read off fines on another family member’s card, as long as the fines are for KDL items. Thanks for checking!

    KDL Staff

  3. Kristi H Says:

    If we read extra time over and above any fines, can we get credit for future fines?

  4. Katie Says:

    Hi Kristi,

    This program is designed to be used only on current fines, not future fines. Thanks for asking!

    KDL Staff

  5. Glenna miedema Says:

    F. Y. I. – Make sure you check in @ the front desk or your time read will not count. Bummer for us!

  6. shaina Says:

    What a great idea! Would it count if we bring our children there for storytime/playtime and read books to them? Thanks!

  7. Katie Says:

    Thanks Shaina! That’s fine; just make sure to check in at the desk before doing your reading.

    KDL Staff

  8. Carly Says:

    Does the reading have to be book-books or can they be textbooks, too?

  9. Sheri Says:

    Hi Carly,

    Any time spent reading in the library will “count.”

    KDL Webmaster

  10. Vonda Says:

    Hope you do this again sometime. I really like this idea reading off your fines. Good way to get kids reading more.