No more library fines for most young readers in L.A. County

Leilany Medina, 11, loves books so much that she’d like to become a librarian. But even she sometimes forgets to return books on time, especially if she hasn’t quite finished. And she’s racked up some late fines. But local libraries are providing a way out for such book lovers, and creating new... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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