It’s by no means too past due to go back a misplaced library guide.
That’s what the Boise Public Library let its buyers know when a guide returned to its facility greater than a century later.
The guide in query – the “New Chronicles of Rebecca” by way of Kate Douglas Wiggin – is the sequel to Wiggin’s first fictional novel “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.” Each books had been printed within the early 20th century (1903 and 1907) and adopted the lifetime of Rebecca Rowena Randall, who grows up in rural Maine.
In keeping with the guide’s inside library slip, the guide were borrowed a complete of 15 instances sooner than it went lacking from the Carnegie Public Library.
“New Chronicles of Rebecca – at first looked at from Boise’s Carnegie Public Library in 1910! – was once just lately returned,” the Idaho-based library wrote in a social media announcement. “With a high quality of 2 cents in keeping with day for 111 years, whoever looked at this guide would owe $803–thank goodness the Boise Public Libraries at the moment are high quality unfastened!”
The one that borrowed the guide final seems to have checked it out in 1911, in step with footage the library shared. On the time, past due books had been topic to a past due charge of two cents in keeping with day, however the Boise Public Library eradicated past due charges in 2019.
Fox Information reached out to the Boise Public library for remark.
The resident who discovered the approaching of age novel to start with returned it to the Lawn Town Public Library in Ada County and the guide made its option to the Boise Public Library, the library’s social media supervisor wrote in keeping with a Twitter inquiry.
Libraries all over the rustic are waiving or getting rid of past due charges to inspire debtors to go back past due books.