Library director Lix Fultz said, “We want to be a welcoming establishment for the community and this is one more way to do that.”
Most overdue fines will also be waived, the library said.
Fines for overdue materials were a small portion of overall revenue, the library said, making up less than 0.4% of the total revenues.
Overdue fees fines will remain for Express books and movies, maker kits, hotspots and items borrowed through SearchOhio and OhioLink, as well as fees for previously billed items. The library said items not returned within 21 days of the due date will be billed.
Daniel Susco is a Dayton-area native and staff writer covering breaking news throughout the greater Dayton area. He holds a journalism degree from Ohio University and began writing for the Dayton Daily News, Hamilton Journal-News, Springfield News-Sun, and Dayton.com in 2019.