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Urbandale Public Library/Fine-Free Children's Materials

Say Goodbye to Children’s Materials Fines!

For the entire year of 2022, the Urbandale Public Library will not charge overdue fines on any children’s items.

The policy was passed unanimously by the Urbandale Library Board of Trustees in November 2021. The policy will be in effect on a trial basis until December 31, 2022. Throughout 2022, the Board will be reviewing the results of the policy change to determine if it should continue.

Fine-Free Children’s Materials Facts

  • The policy applies to children’s items only. Teen and adult items will continue to accrue overdue fines.
  • All children’s items will still have due dates and items that are five weeks overdue will be charged as lost.
  • Lost and damaged children’s items will still be charged to accounts.
  • Fine Free children’s items include:
    • Board Books (BB)
    • Easy Readers (ER)
    • Juvenile Adventure Backpacks (J ADV PACK)
    • Juvenile Audiobooks (JCD)
    • Juvenile Biographies (JB)
    • Juvenile Books with CD (J BOOK)
    • Juvenile DVDs and Blu-Rays (JDVD and JBLU/DVD)
    • Juvenile Fiction (JF)
    • Juvenile Graphic Novels (JGN)
    • Juvenile Magazines (MGJ)
    • Juvenile Music (J MUSIC)
    • Juvenile Non-Fiction (J000 ABC)
    • Juvenile Playaways and Launchpads (J PLAYAWAY and J LAUNCHPD)
    • Picture Books (E)
    • Puppets (P)
    • STEM Kits (J KIT and J STEAM KIT)
    • Wonderbooks (JWB)