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Kansas City Public Library eliminating late fines, charges

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 12:37:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You might say that an announcement made by the Kansas City Public Library on Friday was long overdue.

Library officials announced they are eliminating fees and fines for overdue materials.

The change also includes wiping out more than $250,000 in fines from previous years.

The library hopes the change in policy will get people who might have previously avoided the library due to outstanding fines to come back.

The changes go into effect July 1.