Amnesty day
3:25 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Library amnesty day May 15th

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is rewarding the public with an amnesty day, after it won a prestigious national award.

On May 15th you can return your overdue books without owing a fine. If you've already returned them but haven't paid the fine, you're also in the clear. Just bring in your card.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The library amnesty day is the first Director Kim Fender can remember.

It follows the announcement that The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is one of 10 recipients of this year's National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) gives the award. It says it's the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community.

Watch this IMLS video for information about the organization and the 10 winners. (They talk about Cincinnati at 5:46.)

Story Corps will visit the winning libraries and museums, including Cincinnati, to document stories from the community.