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A fine idea for libraries
Library assistant Jeff Pond checks in DVDs at the Monroe Public Library on Wednesday. To order this photo, click here. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - A Wisconsin Senate bill stands poised to save public libraries countless dollars in late fees by allowing them to report recalcitrant borrowers to the police. Wisconsin Senate Bill 466 allows libraries to disclose the identities of library patrons who fail to return materials on time to collection agencies. If borrowers owe $50 or more, the library is allowed to also notify law enforcement.