Fine Forgiveness for Minors

The Allen County Public Library announced it is doing away with overdue fines for cardholders age 17 and under.  Approved by the Library's Board of Trustees at its December 16 meeting, effective January 3, 2022 ACPL will erase all overdue fines from the accounts of minors. In addition, cardholders age 17 and under will no longer accumulate fines for overdue materials. 

Those cardholders will continue to be responsible for fees related to lost or damaged library materials. 

This follows ACPL's Fresh Start campaign last summer, which waived existing fines and fees that had accumulated on youth's library accounts prior to June 3, 2021.  

Library cardholders do not need to take action to erase existing fines related to overdue items.   Those will be cleared from youth accounts at start of business January 3.  Fees related to lost or damaged items will remain in place.

For more information about the library going fine free for children age 17 and younger, patrons can call (260) 421-1200 or visit a local ACPL branch.