“So one barrier gone:” Wicomico Public Libraries go fine free


WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – If you’ve thrown out or misplaced your old library card,  you might want it now as today marks day one of Wicomico Public Libraries going fine free.

Library personnel say they’re striving to remove all barriers that stop community members from visiting their facilities, with the biggest being fines.

Officials say the check out process will remain the same and members will receive a receipt of when their book is due.

We’re told, this also opens up the opportunity for many to take advantage of the slew of services the library offers. “The library remains free to the whole community. We want to be a good and free resource for our community,” Paul S. Sarbanes Branch Manager Bernadette Cannady said.

“So one barrier gone. You can come into the library, check out materials, use computers, and come in and enjoy.”

The libraries also offer a renewal policy allowing members to extend book rentals up to 3 weeks.

They’re also offering a summer reading program that staff encourage community members to come out and enjoy.

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