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The All New Fine Free Teen's Card

October 01, 2019 | New Library Services

How Does a Fine Free Card Work?

The Jackson Hinds Library System has a new Fine Free Card that can limit the amount of out-of-pocket expenses that your family might have compared to a regular library card.

1. Parents, guardians, teachers or teens should fill out the Fine Free Teen's Card application for teens aged 12-17, and bring it to your nearest JHLS library branch.

2. The teen must be a full-time resident of Hinds County in order to be eligible to enroll in the FFTC program.

3. The Fine Free Teen's Card must be presented by the cardholder in order to check out print books, register for digital resources, etc. Teens can check out up to 3 books each visit, as long as the books borrowed are returned within three weeks.

What Books Can Be Checked Out with This Card?

Teens can choose from the following sections:

- Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
- YA Fiction and Non-Fiction
- Children's Juvenile Fiction and Non-Fiction
- Children's Easy Books

What Happens Next?

The books will be due back to the library in three weeks.

If the 3 books are not returned in three weeks, the card will be frozen and the teen will not be able to check out any books until the 3 books are returned.

Lost Book? What Do I Do?

The card will not accumulate any overdue fees at any time. However, if books are permanently lost, a lost book fee must be paid in order to reactivate the teen's account.

Any Additional Services?

Teens can also use the Fine Free Teen's Card for the following services:

- E-books, E-audios and Digital Magazines Such as Marie Claire, Vogue, etc.

- Two 90-minute Sessions on Regular Library Computers

"I love the new Fine Free Teen's Card as I can go online and order the books I need for school assignments and have them sent to a nearby JHLS library branch." - Fine Free Teen's Card Holder

"I have a regular card for my child from years ago, but she frequently would lose track of the books and owe money to the library. I am happy to know that she can use all of these resources without my worrying about paying late fees." - Parent of Fine Free Teen's Card Holder

"I hope that all tweens and teens will pick up the new JHLS Fine Free Teen's Card. With it, they can check out print books, ebooks, digital magazines and use our library computers at absolutely no charge. Who wouldn't want to have this card in their backpack?" - Patty Furr, Executive Director

The All New Fine Free Teen
The All New Fine Free Teen

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