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OC Public Libraries will offer its “Fine Free Library Days” from Feb. 14-24. Any items with overdue fines or items that have been marked as “lost” can be returned, and related fines and fees will be waived.

During a similar event in 2011, entitled “Amnesty Week,” 6,700 overdue items were brought back to the library system, equaling $167,925 in returned materials, according to OC Public Libraries. A survey of 18 branches during that time period revealed attendance up more than 4,500 users from the same week the previous year.

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