IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO RETURN A BOOK

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New Chronicles of Rebecca – originally checked out from Boise’s Carnegie Public Library in 1910! – was recently returned. With a
fine of two cents per day for 111 years, whoever checked out this
book would owe $803–thank goodness the Boise Public Libraries
are now fine free!

That’s what the Boise Public Library let its patrons know when a
book returned to its facility more than a century later.

The book in question – the "New Chronicles of Rebecca" by Kate Douglas
Wiggin is the sequel to Wiggin’s first fictional novel "Rebecca of Sunnybrook 
Farm." Both books were published in the early 20th century (1903 and1907) 
(and followed the life of Rebecca Rowena Randall, who  grows up in rural
Maine.

According to the book’s internal library slip, the book had been borrowed
a total of 15 times before it went missing from the Carnegie Public Library.

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