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Because of the great response and feedback we received, we're expanding our Read Away Fines program in the New Year to include ANY AGE! Beginning January 1 and ending May 31, 2017, all ages can read up to $10 of fines away (a penny a minute). Pick up our Read Away Fines form at the Library or download it here.

Read Away Your Fines 2017!


Our Read Away Fines program is ANYONE and any age. You need to have your own library card in order to participate.

We’ll waive a penny of fines for a minute of reading, and you can read up to $10.00 of your fines away beginning in January 2017. You can read whatever you want and any kind of reading counts. Doing homework? Studying for a test? Reading for your job? Reading comic books? Mom or Dad reading to you? This reading time all counts. Young adults may also read to or with younger children, and both of you can get credit for the time.

You can read anywhere. Just keep track of the date and time you spent reading. Our Read Away Fines programs in 2016 were so successful, we wanted to offer this program again and offer it to any age!

Our Read Away Fines program starts on January 1 and ends on May 31, 2017.

We want to encourage and promote reading! Why else? We also want you to be able to use your library card as much as possible! Bozeman Public Library welcomes all to share in the joy of exploring the world of information and the realms of our imagination.

To get started, simply ask for a Read Away Fines form. You can find them at the Children’s, Circulation, or Information Desks.

Or download the Read Away Fines form here.

Fill out the top part of the form (be sure to include your library card number), and if you are 17 years old or younger, please have one of your parents or guardians initial the time you read and sign at the bottom. START READING and write down the dates and number of minutes that you read.
It’s your responsibility to keep track of and update your form.

Bring your Read Away Fines form to the Circulation Desk when you come to the Library to get credit and waive your fines.

You cannot read away the cost of a lost or damaged item, read away fines if your account has been sent to collections, read ahead for fines not yet accrued, or read away fines from someone else’s card.

Please call the Bozeman Public Library at 406-582-2408.

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