Book lover with loads of cat photos?

Damaged books? Show us a pic of your cat and all is forgiven.

We all know how annoying it can be to have our library cards suspended because we forgot to return a book or even for returning a book damaged. But, the Worcester Public Library in Massachusettes is making life easier in such cases for the whole month of March with the Feline for Fee Forgiveness programme (you’ve got to love the alliteration thought up by some clever librarian there).

The Library’s programme simply asks anyone with a suspended account due to unpaid fees or unreturned books to head to the Library with a picture of a cat, be it taken on a mobile phone, the internet, a magazine or newspaper, or even drawn. But, to make things even fairer, the Library has announced that it “will accept honorary cats as well, so you may show us a picture or drawing of a dog, raccoon, orca, capybara, or any other animal.”

So far, more than 400 accounts have been cleared of their fines through this programme, allowing their owners to once again borrow books.

Speaking about the event, which has garnered international attention, the Library also said that they “understand accidents can happen, and sometimes fees might hold you back from fully using your public library. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate March Meowness at all of our Worcester Public Library locations.”

So wonderful!

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