“Books come back late”
A library in England said a book was recently returned by a patron who checked it out in 1976.
Blackpool Library said the former patron told librarians she used to come to the library in the 1970s, when she was working in a nearby store.
“When the store closed, she thought she brought them all back but whilst doing some sorting recently, she found it hiding,” the library said in a Facebook post.
The book, Tolkien’s World by Randel Helms, was 47 years overdue.
In the same week, a library in Missouri is celebrating the return of its oldest-ever overdue book — 30 years overdue.
Both libraries have a no-fine policy, so they’re not asking any money from the former patrons.
“It’s never too late to come back to the library, especially now that we are fine-free,” said the Missouri library.
book (n) หนังสือ
library (n) ห้องสมุด
librarian (n) บรรณารักษ์
patron (n) ผู้ใช้บริการ
former (adj) อดีต, เดิม, เมื่อก่อน
check out (vi) แจ้งออก
return (vi) กลับคืน
overdue (adj) พ้นกำหนด
sorting (n) การแบ่งชนิด, การจำแนก
policy (n) นโยบาย