Bike to Library for Break on Late Fees
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Public Library is offering its patrons the chance to get a grip on their late fees.
Until July 27th those who ride their bikes to either the Bob Harkins Branch downtown or the Nechako Branch in the Hart will have up to $5 of overdue fees removed for each day they ride.
“So they just need to bring in their helmet or snap a picture of their bike in the bike rack and show us their phone,” says Amy Dhanjal, the library’s communications coordinator. “We want to give people a chance to pay off some of their late fees and come back and take out materials.”
Those who pedal downtown will be able to take advantage of the new bike racks at the Bob Harkins Branch, next to Canada Games Plaza.
Those racks were installed in May and made possible through an Imagine Community Grant from Northern Health.
Dhanjal notes this isn’t the first time the library has tried a promotion like this.
“We did the ‘Food for Fines’ in December. It was incredibly popular which is one of the reasons we thought we should do something similar in the summer.”
According to the Prince George Public Library, $60,297 in revenue was generated from late fees in 2015.