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- Do libraries in your country charge fees for overdue books?
- What books from a library would you like to borrow?
- abolish /uh-BOL-ish/
- policy /POL-uh-see/
- barrier /BAR-ee-er/
- tolerate /TOL-uh-reyt/
- renew /ri-NOO/
[verb] – to end an activity or custom officially
The young mayor wants to abolish private schools.
[noun] – a set of ideas or a plan of what to do in particular situations that has been agreed to officially by a group of people, a business organization, a government, or a political party
The clothing store has a strict no return policy.
[noun] – anything used or acting to block someone from going somewhere or from doing something, or to block something from happening
Having a negative mindset is a barrier to personal development.
[verb] – to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them
The business owner does not tolerate late payments.
[verb] – to increase the life of or replace something old
Jake would like to renew his gym membership this month.
“For those who can’t afford the fees – disproportionately low-income New Yorkers – they become a real barrier to access that we can no longer tolerate.” Marx bared in a statement. 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. “Libraries are for everyone yet fines create barriers to accessing services for those who need it most,” said city council speaker Corey Johnson.
The Big Apple’s public library system has 92 locations, including branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, and the Brooklyn and Queens Public Library. With the elimination of the fines, New York’s joins other major U.S. cities like Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, all of which have waived previous overdue fines. So far, the abolition of late fees in North America has been proven successful, as thousands of users have renewed their library cards.
- What is New York Public Libary’s new policy?
- How will public libraries in New York welcome people back?
- How many locations does New York’s public library system have?
- What other Major U.S. cities have waived overdue fines?
- What did thousands of users in North America do to their library cards?
- When was the last time you borrowed material from a library?
- Have you visited a library in a foreign country?
- If you were a New York Public Library cardholder, how would you feel about the new policy?
- Do you agree that libraries are for everyone?
- In your opinion, why are public libraries important to society?