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Overdue library book returned 50 years later

By
Ben Hooper

Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Kentucky library said a man returned a library book with a note apologizing for it being 50 years overdue.

The Lexington Public Library tweeted a photo of the book, Don Lawson's The United States in World War I; the story of General John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces, and the apology note from the remorseful patron.

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The note, signed "Dale H.," said the book was checked out in 1968.

The library said the 15-cent per day late fees are capped at $6.75, but without the cap the fee would have been more than $2,700.

"It's never too late to return an overdue book," the tweet said.

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