Library book returned late - 63 years after it was borrowed

A children's book borrowed from a public library 63 years ago has been returned during an eight-day fines amnesty.

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Staff at Rugby Library in Warwickshire were handed the copy of The Adventures Of Pinocchio last week, and found it had a return date of New Year's Eve in 1950.

Colin Hayfield, Warwickshire County Council's portfolio holder for customers, said: "We always wanted to use the fines amnesty to welcome people back who haven't visited us for a while and we hope the borrower is enjoying our services again.

"We are pleased that after all this time the borrower felt that they could return the book."

If the book been been returned after the amnesty ended, the unnamed library user would have faced an 18p per day penalty, although the local authority caps its late-return fines at £5.22.

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