Fresh Start to County Library Overdue Book Fines

Are old library fines keeping you from taking advantage of the many free resources we have to offer?   Now is your chance for a fresh start.

In honor of the year-long Centennial Celebration, the Colusa County Free Library will hold a one-time “Amnesty Week,” January 4–8, allowing library patrons to return long-overdue and lost items without any fines. Notices will be sent to all patrons with overdue materials.

Special amnesty applies to Colusa County Free Library materials only: the library cannot waive fines for other libraries. All books, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials returned to the library must be in good and usable condition for others to enjoy.

A prize will be given for the longest over-due item returned. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest library fine ever paid was levied in Illinois. Emily Canellos-Smith returned a book to the Kewanee Public Library 47 years late, after finding it at her mother’s house. At 2 cents a day, Canellos-Smith had to pay $345.14.

For more information, contact County Librarian, Stacey Costello at 458-0372.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.