Oak Creek Public Library offering fine forgiveness during week of April 9

Oak Creek, WI – The Oak Creek Public Library has great news for patrons whose overdue fines have kept them from visiting the library.

Between April 9 and April 28, any patron who comes into the library may speak to a staff member and ask to have their fines waived.

Fines will be waived for overdue items owned by the Oak Creek Public Library. Replacement costs for lost or damaged items will not be eligible for this program.  Fines will only be waived in person, not over the telephone nor by e-mail or post mail.

If a patron has an expired library card, they should bring in a picture I.D. that states their current address so that their card can be renewed. If their ID does not have a current address, another form of address verification should also be brought in to verify residence within Milwaukee County.

The Oak Creek Public Library fine forgiveness program starts during National Library Week. This annual campaign, sponsored by the American Library Association, encourages people to rediscover the wonderful resources provided by their library. Through this discovery, patrons are also encouraged to reach out to their elected officials and let them know that libraries are an important part of America life and deserve to maintain funding so that they may continue to thrive and grow. This year marks the 60th anniversary of National Library Week with the theme, “Libraries Lead.”

The fine forgiveness program runs from Monday, April 9, to Saturday, April 28, at the Oak Creek Public Library, 8040 S. 6th Street. The library is open Monday thru Friday, from 9 AM to 8 PM, and Saturdays, from 9 AM to 4 PM. For more information about this program, stop in and speak with a staff member, visit www.oakcreeklibrary.org, or call (414) 766-7900.

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