The Anoka County Library Board has approved a second Read Down Your Fines program, giving youth an opportunity to read as a way of reducing their fines from October 1-31, 2017.
The goals of the Read Down Your Fines program are to reinforce the importance and value of youth reading, and to remove a potential obstacle of using the library for academic and personal development.
“We’re committed to strengthening a culture of reading,” said Anoka County Library Board President Dan Greensweig
To participate, youth, ages 17 and younger, read in the library for 15-minute increments. They earn one dollar off their fines and fees for every 15 minutes of reading. There is no limit to the amount they can earn. The credit earned can pay down fines, bills, and library replacement card fees, but cannot be used on future bills or charges. No cash will be exchanged in the Read Down program. Youth can only read down fines on their own cards, not for friends or family members. Accounts in collection are not eligible.
For more information, please contact your local Anoka County Library branch.