Every year, many people make a new year’s resolution to read more books. This is often a pretty popular resolution to make and the Hernando County Library System has a special collection of books that are just right for helping you keep that promise this year! This collection of books will have you cuddled-up on a nice evening with some amazing stories, and the best part about it is that you can borrow these books without the benefit of a library card and with no fear of accruing late fees.
All four branches of the Hernando County Library System are showcasing specially marked book collections that can be checked-out under the honor system. “Each branch has a collection of honor system books which are all paperback fiction, that are available to the public,” explained Cindy Loftis-Culp, Library Services director of the Hernando County Public Library System. “A library card is not required to check out these books.”
Indeed, those who select books from the honor system collections need only notify library staff members regarding the number and titles of books they wish to borrow. Loftis-Culp shared, “We ask patrons how many they have taken and let them know when they’re done with the books they can just bring them back.”
Aside from serving as a boon for library system patrons who may wish to lose themselves in a good story, chosen from a collection that features best sellers, mysteries, romances, thrillers, comedies and more, the honor system benefits those without library cards, or who may be new to the area and have yet to register for their library cards.
“The honor system was set up many years ago to make sure that everyone has something to read,” said Loftis-Culp, “the traveler, the vacationer, or the pleasure reader that doesn’t want to worry about being late returning the book or having fines.”
Perhaps appropriately, the honor system books are provided by patrons, for patrons. “The books used for this program are from donations that the library receives,” stated Loftis-Culp. So, the next time that you visit any of the four Hernando County library branches, do them the ‘honor’ of selecting some good reads from the Honor System!
The four library locations are; Frederick Eugene Lykes Jr. Memorial Library, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville; East Hernando Branch, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, the West Hernando Branch, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, and the Spring Hill Branch, 9220 SpringHill Drive, Spring Hill.