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Salt Lake County library system drops late fees on books for children, teens

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2024
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's largest library system will no longer assess overdue fines for books, music or movies for children and teenagers, Salt Lake County announced Friday. The change — which went into effect Thursday — was approved by the county council, after Mayor Jenny Wilson included it as a priority in her proposed budget last fall. That followed a pilot program launched last summer to eliminate fines. Salt Lake County Council Chairwoman Laurie Stringham said in a statement the projects will have "a positive impact on the residents...

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