Man returns 100-year overdue library book

Sunday, January 15, 2017

100-years-overdue library book returned

SAN FRANCISCO -- A book of short stories titled "Forty Minutes Late" was returned to a library 100 years late. Bay Area resident Webb Johnson returned the book Friday. There was no fine. Johnson's great-grandmother checked it out from the city's Fillmore branch in 1917. She died a week before the due date, and the Fillmore branch is no longer around. Johnson found the 1909 book in a steamer trunk in 1996. A "fine forgiveness program" that runs through Feb. 14 inspired him to return it.

-- Associated Press

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