Kids Read Away Fines Policy & Form
Middletown Township card holders under the age of 18 can reduce their fines by reading or attending programs.
- You may read at home or in the library.
- You can also attend a program at the library.
- Ask library staff for your form or visit our webpage.
- Hand in or submit your form, and the Library will deduct $1.00 for every 12 minutes of reading and $2.00 for attending a program. Adjustments on your account may take a few days. Fine reductions are limited to $10 a month per juvenile card.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can you read?
Only reading materials qualify for credit. However, you have lots of choices!
Books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, digital databases, articles, ebooks or listening to books.
Can someone else read to you?
Yes, this program is for anyone with a card under the age of 18.
What fines will be reduced?
Only late fines can be read away. Credit cannot be applied to lost/damaged items, collection fees or replacement fees, or towards future fines.
Can I Read Away fines accrued on another person’s account?
A parent or caregiver may read to a child, thereby reducing the fees on the child’s account (not the parent’s card.) If the parent’s cards have fines, Borrower’s policies still remain in effect.
To submit a Kids Read Away Fines form, please click the image below to download and print out your form. Forms will also be available in the children’s department. This form must be handed in person to a staff member in the children’s department.
Have Any Other Questions?
Please call the children’s department at 732-671-3700 ext. 340.