“pounding a ten penny nail with a sledge hammer”

Posted on January 4, 2012. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians | Tags: |

A mom, in the US, says her local library crossed the line when they sent police to collect her daughter’s overdue library books.

Her mom says the 5-year-old girl was so afraid that she burst into tears.

Charlton Police Sergeant Dan Dowd stopped by the home of Shannon Benoit to let her know that her daughter had two books several months overdue which needed to be returned or paid for.

“I thought it was way overboard,” says Benoit. “I closed my door, I looked at my daughter and she started crying.”

Read the full story here.

It even made the  news:

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