Read to Reduce

Children 12 years and younger may reduce overdue library fines by reading in the library or attending library programs–$1 off for every 30 minutes read or program attended.

How to “redeem:” Tell a library staff member that you are going to “read to reduce” in the library BEFORE you start to read, and then inform them when you have finished; OR tell a library staff member after you have attended a program that you would like $1 credit on your account because you attended the program.


  • Does not count toward lost, damaged, or missing items.
  • Only counts towards children’s accounts, not items checked out on a parent’s card.
  • May not read off fines on any other user’s account.
  • May not have a running credit.