June 25, 2009
'Nearly 30,000 overdue books were returned to the San Francisco Public Library during a recent two-week amnesty period. NBC Bay Area reported that in addition to the AWOL books, patrons "were also asked to submit 'excuses' for their lateness. One apologetic library patron, known only as 'Antonio,' blamed his tardiness on a two-month abduction by aliens, the library said".' by way of Shelf Awareness. Read the rest of the little story at the above link.