Fines a reminder to return books on time

I am a frequent user of the library and have found many interesting and educational books there ("Library fines cost more than book" by Mrs Sheeba John; Forum Online, last Saturday).

Borrowing books saves money, space and, most importantly, the environment. It is amazing to think that instead of 10 people buying and storing books in their homes, they can share one book.

The library hands out fines to encourage borrowers to return books on time.

We should be responsible borrowers. If we want to avoid fines, we should remember to return the books on time.

If I were fined for forgetting to return library books I have borrowed, I would pay it in full. It would serve as a lesson to me to return my books on time in future.

Charmaine Wong Yu Xin, 10, Primary 5 pupil

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2016, with the headline 'Fines a reminder to return books on time'. Print Edition | Subscribe