We took a behind-the-scenes look at the Kern County Library’s Amnesty Program, which returns and lasts the entire month of August, providing kids, teens and adults an opportunity to clear fees on their accounts.

Amnesty programs help library systems promote the return of much-needed materials and increase use of services.

Not only can fees be cleared by returning unreturned or lost books to a local library branch, kids and teens can wipe the slate clean by picking up a “Read As Much As You Can” reading log. Donating items such as baby wipes, crayons, coloring books, paper plates, trash bags and napkins can also clear fees. The offer, however, does not apply to accounts already in collections.

Keep an eye out for this year’s music video to find out how you can “See Clearly Now the Fees are Gone!”

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