Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Library Book Returns Home

It takes some dedication to admit you were in the wrong, no matter how long it's been. Sixty-one years ago, an intrepid sophomore at Holland Hall School for Girls checked out New Word Analysis by William Swinton…but never returned it. Last week, however, the overdue situation was resolved. The book mysteriously returned to Holland Hall's library, with a $250 check to cover any overdue fees. The former student included a note, saying she doesn't know how it ended up never being returned — but isn't that what they all say? The library, however, has no means for handling overdue fines from so long ago: their best bet is to contribute it to the school's scholarship fund.

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