Read It Off!


This program offers kids under 18 years of age with $10 or more in library fines a simple and fun way to clear their fines by reading.

It's as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Borrow one book, magazine or audiobook with your library card.

    • Just come in and tell a librarian: I want to read it off.
    • Get recommendations at any Information Desk.
    • Check your item out and take it home.

  2. Read, or listen to, the item you've chosen.

    • Tip for younger kids: Ask a parent or an older brother or sister to read to you.

  3. Bring the item back to the library to get $5 taken off fines on your card.

    • BUT WAIT!  Don't put it in a return slot.
    • Take it back to the Information Desk and show a librarian.
    • The librarian will waive $5 off your fine total.

YES! It's that easy.

  • Want to erase all of your fines? Choose another book, magazine or audiobook.  Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3.

  • Still reading off your fines but want to read more?  You can check out eBook downloads.  You can't get fines for eBooks and they automatically expire on the due date.

Questions? Call:

Main Library: (812) 349-3050
Ellettsville Branch: (812) 876-1272

Need more time to finish what you're reading? Call (812) 349-3050 to renew your item!