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- Are there libraries in your city?
- Do you enjoy reading books?
- fine /fahyn/
- encourage /en-KUR-ij/
- access /AK-ses/
- branch /branch/
- previous /PREE-vee-uhs/
[noun] – an amount of money that has to be paid as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law
Greg had to pay a fine for parking on the wrong side of the street.
[verb] – to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen
My friends always encourage me to join singing contests.
[verb] – to be able to use or obtain something such as a service
It is hard to access the library’s database.
[noun] – one of the offices or groups that form part of a large business organization
Our store has three branches in Kentucky.
[adjective] – happening or existing before something or someone else
I need to read the previous chapters of this book.
“Libraries are for everyone yet fines create problems in accessing services for those who need it most,” said city council speaker Corey Johnson. In an effort to welcome people back or to libraries for the first time, public libraries in New York will be holding a week of giveaways and special programs beginning on Monday, October 18. The Big Apple’s public library system has 92 locations, including branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, and the Brooklyn and Queens Public Library.
New York joins other U.S. cities like Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, all of which have cleared previous late fees. So far, the removal of late fines has been a success in many different cities. The Chicago Public Library reported an 83% increase in book returns months after the rule change.
True or False:
- The New York Public Library has decided to clear all late fees.
- According to Corey Johnson, fines create problems in accessing services.
- Beginning October 18, libraries in New York will be holding a week of giveaways and special programs.
- Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia have cleared previous late fees.
- The Chicago Public Library reported an 83% decrease in book returns months after the rule change.
Fill in the blanks:
- Daisy always ______ me to write songs.
- The Italian restaurant has many ______ in Portland.
- There is a ______ for late materials.
- Ken can’t _______ his email.
- I worked at a museum in my ______ job.