"Forget to return that book for more than 120 days, and even your credit rating can take a hit. A Boise, Idaho, family was denied a mortgage two weeks ago after a credit check turned up an unpaid library fine. Some libraries are pressing criminal charges. A paralegal in Massachusetts was arraigned last month on four counts of failing to return library materials, a misdemeanor. Says Peter Anderegg, the librarian who filed the complaint: '"We give you books, and you bring them back in two weeks or else. That's the deal."'
~ Maggie Sieger, Your Friendly Local Library?
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