“March Meowness”: Meow instead of money: The library waives fees for users who present a cat picture

Fluff alarm.

“March Meowness”: Meow instead of money: The library waives fees for users who present a cat picture

Fluff alarm. For a whole month, library users at the Worcester Public Library in the US state of Massachusetts do not have to pay anything if they return their books late. But only under one condition: a cat picture instead of a fee. If there is a coffee stain in the book, only show up at the library with an emergency cat picture!

A picture of any cat is enough – it doesn’t have to be your own. “Even if you don’t have a cat in your life, you can draw one,” library director Jason Homer told local media wbur. "Even if it's one of the big cats, like a tiger or a lion, we look forward to seeing that."

The whole campaign is called “March Meowness” and runs throughout March. The library started the program to bring more people back to the public library. “At the Worcester Public Library, we are always looking for ways to break down barriers,” Homer told wbur. "We know that many people have unfortunately lost a lot of books due to moving house or the global pandemic." The library has often carried out campaigns to waive fees - but now the employees wanted to implement a more creative variant.

“We librarians love our cats,” Jason Homer told local media wbur. They would play with the cliche and want to make a joke out of it and have fun.

Of course, the library staff don't just waive the fees for a picture for cat people. Throughout March there is everything to do with cats - for example, a behaviorist reveals all the secrets of velvet paws.

Sources: Instagram, wbur

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