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According to UPI, a library book in Britain was returned 60 years after it’s due date. The Middlesbrough Central Library said, “The Buried Stream”, which is a book of poetry by Geoffrey Faber, was returned this month.

The due date for the book was December 1962 and has over the years accumulated over $650 in late fees. Due to COVID-19 all library fines have been wiped. Clearly the person holding the book thought this made it the perfectly opportunity to finally return.

Librarian and Community Hub Officer David Harrington said this should encourage anyone else to return their overdue books at this time. No matter how long they’ve been holding on to them.