Happy National Library Week!

We have a few exciting events going on at the library this week, to celebrate National Library Week.

First:  Guess the number of jelly beans.  Put in a guess at the main desk!  Anyone can make a guess.

Second: Have late fines?  Bring in canned or non-perishable items this week,  to reduce them.  1 canned/non-perishable item will take up to $5 off your fines. Please, make sure all items donated are not expired.  All items collect will be given to the Americus Food Pantry.

Third:  1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.  This reading program is for children from birth to just entering Kindergarten.  Information packets will be handed out at the end of Story Time.  If you are interested in this program, and will not be at Story Time, please feel free to stop at the library to pick a packet, after Thursday morning.  More information on this program can be found at: 1000BooksBeforeKindergarten.org


Library Card and Late Fees


 Library cards are issued upon patron request with proof of identity.

Books will only be checked out on patron cards. If more than one family member has a card and one card is blocked they cannot use another family member’s card unless card holder is with patron and approves usage.

Late Fees

Effective January 1, 2015 any patron with fines of $10.00 or more will be blocked until all fines are paid and all books returned. No checkout for any library materials (books, DVD’s/VHS, magazines, etc.)

Fine Free Exceptions: School, patrons over the age of 70, hospitalization/illness, natural disaster (fire, flood, tornado) death of patron family member, board members and interlibrary loans.

Late Fee for library materials: Books 10 cents a day per book

DVD/VHS $1.00 a day per dvd/vhs (limit 5)

New Copies and Fax Policy

Copier Policy

Each single-sided copy is 10 cents.

Double-sided copy is 25 cents.

Anything printed by the patron (even if by mistake) will be paid for by the printing patron.

Free Copies as followed:

Encyclopedia articles (cannot be checked out)

Pages from a book (not allowed to be checked out)

Copies for the Township Board

Our mistake – trial and error on enlargement or reduction and paper jams

Fax Policy

To send:

1 to 5 pages: $2.00

25 cents each additional page

To receive:

25 cents per page

Americus Township Library

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