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Book checked out in 1934 finally returned to Massachusetts library, accrued over $600 in fines

A library book that was checked out for two weeks from a Massachusetts public library was finally returned 90 years later after someone found it in Washington, D.C.

A book was returned to its library home in Massachusetts- 90 years after it had been checked out. The book accrued over $600 in debt.

The Watertown Free Public Library said in a Facebook post that the book, Hill Towns of Italy by Egerton R. Williams Jr., was checked out Jan. 30, 1934.

The book's journey home took much longer than expected-far surpassing its original two-week loan.

During its 90-year adventure, the book made its way to the nation's capital where it was found by a "far-flung patron" who discovered its rightful home in Greater Boston.

‘BEOWULF’ RETURNED TO PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY AFTER 54 YEARS, ACCRUED NEARLY $1,000 FINE

The person who found the book returned it to the public library on a trip up north, the library said.

The nearly century-old book accrued approximately $656, the library said. 

NEW YORK LIBRARY RECEIVES AN OVERDUE BOOK NEARLY 90 YEARS LATER

"According to the policy pasted inside this book, this patron would owe us [approximately] $656," the post said. "Fortunately for them, we no longer charge late fines!"

The library said that in 1934, the library charged 2 cents for books past their due date.

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A Pennsylvania library recently revealed that a copy of Chauncey Brewster Tinker's classic "Beowulf" was recently returned after being checked out 54 years earlier.

According to the Sewickley Public Library, the 54-year overdue book had accrued nearly $1,000 in fines under the 5-cent-per-day policy of the late 1960s.

"In reality, we would have charged the cost of this item since it's been gone so long. That means the borrower would owe … $0.98, which is how much it cost to purchase the title in the 1920s," the social media post said.

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