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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, Oct 12 for Columbus Day. No materials are due on this day.

Read Down Your Fines

Children can now spend time reading in the library, and earn "credits" to pay overdue fines on their library cards, purchase a replacement card, or buy a book bag (15 mins. = One Dewey Buck). The credit does not apply to charges for lost or damaged materials.

How it works:

  1. Children and teens up to age 17 can participate.
  2. To receive "Dewey Bucks," children must sign in with a Youth Service staff member who will record time.
  3. While in the library, they can get credit for:
    • Reading by themselves.
    • Reading to/with younger children.
    • If children are reading to each other, both earn credit.
  4. Any print media will be accepted, e.g. books, magazines and newspapers.
  5. Upon completing 15 minutes of reading, a “Dewey Buck” will be issued by library staff member.
  6. "Dewey Bucks" can be redeemed at the Library's circulation desk to remove overdue fines, purchase a replacement card, or buy a book bag.
  7. Fines must be paid first before any other purchase.