Glades Hires Agency To Collect Overdue Library Fines
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- At Tuesday's Glades County Commission meeting, Glades County Librarian Mary Booher reported that 583 library patrons have overdue books and videos incurring fees and fines that total $10,952. Of those delinquent, 450 are under $25; 72 are between $25 and $50; 48 are between $50 and $100, and 13 are over $100. She said amnesty has not been successful in that books were coming back damaged.
Booher explained that a collection service could be hired that would charge only for the delinquent accounts they collected and would add a collection fee onto the fees/fines due. The Board approved an agreement with Unique Management to allow the company to collect overdue fines, with $10 to be added onto each delinquent account for collection fees.