Amnesty Day Produces Lost Treasures at Loussac Library

One of the more interesting items brought back, according to staff, a 1979 record from James Taylor's greatest hits which hasn't been carried in the system since the mid -80's.

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by Megan Mazurek

The results for amnesty day are in, a time when library patron's with late items got to return them without a fine. Officials say at least 1500 items were returned, totaling more than $7,000.
The library says nearly $2,000 in fines were forgiven, leaving 11 fewer in collections, 98 fewer blocked patrons and 103 patrons now in good standing.
One of the more interesting items brought back, according to staff, a 1979 record from James Taylor's greatest hits which hasn't been carried in the system since the mid -80's.
As people resolved their overdue issues library workers say they noticed a sense of relief.
"It was amazing to see how light people felt as they were dropping things off , walking out feeling lighter and taller, and better about the library, to be able to put down the guilt and walk away," said Nancy Tileston, staff member at Anchorage public library.
Anchorage public library staff say they were more than happy to extend generosity for amnesty day; however they want to remind folks they prefer not to charge a fine ever so please return checked out items on time.