Skye Patrick who is the director of the Los Angeles County Library Director has this great idea for readers under 21 years of age who have to pay late fees for not returning books or any material .
The program that the Los Angeles County Library is using for the last year that is called “The Great Read Away” that works as follows: A reader who does not have any money to pay late fees at the library in the Los Angeles County area can pay off the money that they owe by reading a book at a rate of $5 dollars an hour.
This is great idea to use as motivation for a reader under the age of 21 years of age to read any book that interests them so they develop life skills that will be useful to them as they become adults.
The reason that this program is being used is that many of the readers in the Los Angeles County area had steep fines to pay since what they owed to the library was out of their price range.
The bad part of the readers that owed money to the local libraries never set foot inside the library since they would not be to check out books since there accounts were closed until they paid up what they owed.
I am sure that you have heard of the slogan “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”