This Is What Happened When A Woman Returned A Library Book 67 Years Late

It would have racked up an approx. 11 lakh fine!!

Most Popular

Nothing strikes up that feeling of fear quite like returning a library book late – just think of that librarian's stern face. But librarian Zoe Cornelius, who works at Auckland library in New Zealand, was taken off guard when one woman returned a book 67 years after it was due back. The book, Myths and Legends of Maoriland by AW Reed, was checked out of Auckland library in 1948.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

It had racked up a fine of  £11,755 (approx. INR 11 lakh) – but (very) luckily for the woman, Zoe didn't enforce the charge as the reader was a child she borrowed the book.

Zoe said, 'She told me she had checked out the book as a child and been meaning to return it for years.'She seemed a bit embarrassed but I was pleased because she said she had read and enjoyed the book many times over the decades and that made me happy – that the book had been in a good home and loved.'

Via

What do you think?

Life
Share
If You Drink Your Black Coffee, You Might Be a Psychopath
Score another point for the Pumpkin Spice Latte crowd.
Life
Share
9 Photos of People Having Casual Run-Ins With Their Doppelgängers at Museums
If you were wondering where you'd meet yours, you know where to look.
Life
Share
7 Most Common Beginner Workout Mistakes, And How to Avoid Them
How many of these are you guilty of making?
Life
Share
This Japanese Breathing Technique Can Help You Lose Up to 13 Kilos Quickly!
Bonus: Experts say, this technique will strengthen the body's muscles and increase metabolism too.
Life
Share
Cosmo Exclusive: Here's a Diet That'll Help You Drop a Few Kilos in Just 10 Days!
Yes, it's possible without sacrificing any Instagram browsing time.
Life
Share
This Depressed Egg Cartoon That's Taking Over Japan is the Most Relatable Thing on the Internet RN
One of Japan's most popular mascots is an egg with crippling depression...and he's cute AF!
Life
Share
7 Tips to Throw the Best and Most Stress-Free Dinner Ever!
Throwing a fabulous feast is not such a mammoth task.
Life
Share
Why Is The 'Tide Pod Challenge' The New Social Media Hazard?
Yes, we're ACTUALLY talking about the laundry detergent.
Life
Share
Not a Joke: Here's How to Buy a $1 House in Italy Right the F*ck Now
But — you guessed it — there's a catch.
Life
Share
11 Things You Need To Know About Your Vulva
You thought you knew all there was to know about vulvas? Ha, think again.