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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-6 6:49 AM 
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From: Freeman54Nov-6 11:25 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 9) 
 5411.2 in reply to 5411.1 

I think sending her to jail over overdue books is a little excessive.

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconNov-6 11:54 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 9) 
 5411.3 in reply to 5411.1 

Maybe she needs to apply for a public trial and use a public defender, at least cost the county a few bucks to prosecute.

 

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From: CDP (PerraultC) DelphiPlus Member IconNov-6 3:10 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 9) 
 5411.4 in reply to 5411.1 

She's a threat to society and needs to be dealt with swiftly and harshly.

;-)

 

 
From: gjones2twoNov-6 4:10 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 9) 
 5411.5 in reply to 5411.1 

Library detective (Seinfeld show) -- YouTube.

(Actually, in another thread I almost said -- seriously -- part of what he said.)

 

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-6 5:43 PM 
To: Freeman54  (6 of 9) 
 5411.6 in reply to 5411.2 

I think a hefty fine would benefit the library more than sending someone to jail

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-6 5:44 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 9) 
 5411.7 in reply to 5411.3 

I doubt that would fly, but going to jail doesn't make much sense to me

 

 
From: TimFromPhx2:03 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 9) 
 5411.8 in reply to 5411.1 

Interestingly, the city of Phoenix is going in the exact opposite direction. Sometime this month (November 2019) the city is wiping out everyone's library fines. They are setting up a new system where there will be no fines for overdue books at all. If you don't return library materials after two years you will be billed for their replacement value but if you return them at that time or any time after that will get your money back. I guess they are trying to get more people to use the library system. Also, if you don't return books that are on hold for others you will get tons of email messages and then phone calls and finally you will be billed for the materials immediately if they aren't returned. If you return them later you will only get back a portion of their value based on what the city had to pay to replace them plus a service fee.

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host4:42 PM 
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I just saw that the other day.  I don't think waiting 2 years to bill a borrower for a book replacement is such a good idea.  Maybe a month or two .... but as you know, Phoenix is a transient city with a lot of people in and out in a very short time.

 

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