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The D.C. Public Library's fine forgiveness program is coming to an end.

Today is the last day for D.C. Public Library's "Check It In" amnesty program, which began in December. The program encourages library users to turn in lost, overdue or damaged library materials including books and CDs. The library will forgive all fines and fees.

Library spokesman George Williams says from now on, no late fees are assessed until a book is 30 days late. After 30 days, a flat fee of $5 is imposed. After 60 days, a lost or damaged fee is added, though the fees would not total more than $25. Children's books are exempt.

The District has 24 public library branches throughout the city.

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