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NATIONAL BRIEFING : AND FINALLY . . . : Shelved, but not forgotten

November 16, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A high school librarian in Phoenix says a former student returned two overdue books checked out 51 years ago along with a $1,000 money order to cover the fines.

Librarian Georgette Bordine said the two Audubon Society books checked out in 1959 and the money order were sent by someone who wanted to remain anonymous.

Bordine said a letter explained that the borrower's family had moved and the books were mistakenly packed. The money order was to cover fines of 2 cents per day for each book; that's about $745 total. Extra was added in case the rates had changed.

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