Woman returns book after 78 years

September 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Chicago, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman in Chicago has returned a book that was borrowed from the library seventy eight years after the returning date was overdue.

The woman found the book in the possessions of her late mother and she saw that it was market with a stamp of the Chicago public library. Harlean Hoffman Vision was skeptical about returning the book because she thought that she could be arrested.

The book was a copy of a limited edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray. She only returned the book after she was completely assured that she would not be arrested. During the time that Harlean returned the book, it was in amnesty period and she knew that she would not be arrested.

The library’s marketing director Ruth Ledncer said that Harlean kept on asking if she would be arrested and they told her that they were happy that she had returned the book. Harlean was informed that the caps late fee was ten dollars and if the caps and amnesty was not in place, she would have paid six thousand dollars when returning the book. During the amnesty period of the library, all the books that are returned overdue are forgiven. The last amnesty period of the library was 20 years ago.

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