Press Release: It’s Fine Forgiveness Month at Bullitt County Public Library!

February 4th, 2017

The Bullitt County Public Library is giving patrons a fresh start in 2016 with Fine Forgiveness February. Through February 28th, the library’s four locations are waiving overdue fines—no matter how long ago the item was checked out—in an effort to encourage people to start coming in again to use the library’s free services and resources. It doesn’t matter if the item is one day late, one year late, or more. Patrons must simply bring the overdue materials back, and the slate will be wiped clean. If items have already been returned and there are fines on the account, those can disappear too. Just visit the circulation desk at any BCPL location to request that the charges are cleared.

“We understand that everyone loses track of time once in a while and, above that, we don’t want to unknowingly restrict access to library materials during a time of need,” said Bullitt County Public Library Director Joe Schweiss. “We won’t judge if you have some items that are overdue and you are finally able to stop by and return them. Odds are there are people who want to borrow what you have, and hopefully you will find some new favorites on the shelves when you come in again.”

The Bullitt County Public Library system includes Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville and branch locations in Hillview, Lebanon Junction, and Mt. Washington. If you have questions about Fine Forgiveness February, please stop in at any BCPL location, call the Ridgway circulation desk at 543-7675, or e-mail Tracy at

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