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Tolleson Public Library eliminates late fees for overdue items

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PHOENIX — Overdue books keeping you away from the library?

Fret no more.

The Tolleson City Council approved an action last week to get rid of all late fines at the Tolleson Public Library, the city announced in a press release.

Book worms can now return any overdue items to the library without any late fees.

“Simply entering our library exposes community members to information they would not otherwise encounter,” Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar said in the release. “Many people within our community face barriers, which are hard to overcome.

“To promote social equality within our community, we are proud to be the first small city library in the West Valley to eliminate library late fines. Tolleson Public Library is a place where free and open access to a whole new world of resources is offered equitably.”

Library cards are completely free of charge for Maricopa County residents with a photo ID and proof of address.

In order to obtain a library card for minors, a parent or legal guardian will have to provide a photo ID and a current piece of mail postmarked within the last 90 days that states their current name and address.

All minors must be present, but high school students may use their student ID as proof of residence.

Tolleson Public Library is located on Van Buren Street in between 91st and 99th avenues.

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