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Overdue fines used for children's book collection

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By The Staff

In the spirit of the holidays, the Oldham County Public Library is encouraging patrons to keep their books, videos and DVDs for a few extra days. Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 15, all overdue fines will be used to buy books for needy children and intellectually challenged adults in the area.

As part of the Oldham County Public Library's annual 'Reading Railroad' holiday children's book collection, the library will use all money received during those two weeks through overdue fines to purchase books for the Tri-County Community Action Agency's Teddy Bear Tree program; the HANDS program of the Oldham County Health Department; and the Apple Patch Extension Library at Fox Hollow.

The libraries are also accepting $1 'Get on Board' donations at each branch. For each $1 donated, donors will receive a train cutout to write their name on and hang in the library. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 15.

Last year, the library collected more than $575 in overdue fines for the Reading Railroad. After adding the money to other donations, the library was able to purchase 262 books.

For information, call Public Services and Outreach Librarian Janet Blake or Library Director Susan Eubank at 241-9899.