By library book - United States - Grand Prairie
Today, I went to the public library for the first time ever. The librarian told me I couldn't get a library card because I had an outstanding balance of $130.00 from 1995. I was born in 1991. FML
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  foxwasalamb  |  24

now, i wonder if the librarian and the ones before them all talked about you, wondering when you would bring back "Everybody Poops" Im sure the library collection has been suffering all these years

  ShowMeKay  |  20

#54 - Exactly what I was thinking lol.

Lt. Bookman: "You'd better not screw up again, Seinfeld. Because if you do, I'll be all over you like a pitbull on a poodle!"

  reneetlovesyou  |  30

Only one? No, it sounds like someone set this up knowing damn well they wouldn't return the books. If I were OP, I'd ask my parents if they know anything about it, seeing as they were only 3 or 4.

  tellyc  |  27

The same thing happened to me! My mom took our a book for me when I was younger & never returned it. So they won't let me take out any books

  amisenho  |  11

It's happened to me, too. My mother checked out a book for me when I was 3 or 4, and I don't even remember reading it. Because of that, I can't check out books at that particular library anymore.

  Chibitalia180  |  6

#58 You weren't able to check out at only that particular library? I don't know how things work where you live but where I live all the libraries have the same system so you could have 1 library card for every library.


Doesn't make sense. At least where I live, if you're a kid your library card is tied to a parent's or other adult's. Any charges "your" card incurs, they are responsible for. Once you're old enough you get it switched and you're responsible.

  dragonkisses28  |  25

How did all of these 3 and 4 year olds get a library card? My library has an age limit for people getting library cards. I checked books out for my kids, but I had to do it on my card.

  kozzard  |  17

At my local library, the fine caps out at the cost to replace, so you either return and pay the fine, or keep the book and buy the library a new one

  onlychildFTW  |  33

No, their parents do. On iPads are big for little kids now. I know more then a few cousins/Friends siblings who are ~2yrs/~4yrs and have iPads. The kids certainly not buying these things.

What 4yr old has that kind of money? Hell I was still in diapers at 4.

By  TheNenemon  |  15

Pardon me if I don't know how this works, but perhaps someone who has the same name as you is the one who owes the library? Curious to know what happened next though, OP!

By  chris4u2nv5  |  19

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment


What's not to get? he picked out a book when he was 4, and his parents forgot to return it. generally libraries charge an overdue fee of 10cents a day or so, and so added up over time he now owes 130dollars

  SmoothPancakes  |  10

Which is just stupid as hell, expecting someone to pay $130 for an unreturned book. My library maxes out the fine at the cost to replace the book. That's as high as it can go. If my library expected me to pay $130 for an unreturned book from 1995, a book I could probably go buy new for $5-$10 these days, I'd tell them to go fuck themselves.