Anne Arundel County Public Library users received late Christmas presents on Monday as library officials announced they are forgiving past overdue fines for children’s and teen materials and halting any such fines in the future.
The move waived $750,637 in old fines, relieving 33,000 library customers of that burden, about $22 each on average.
The Anne Arundel County Council made history Monday with its unanimous vote to nominate Deirdre Hendrick to the county library board of trustees. Hendrick could become the first openly transgender member of the board.
The Cape St. Claire resident still has to be approved by the Anne Arundel County Public Library Board of Trustees. That decision is expected to take place June 20.
If appointed, Hendrick would serve a three-year term.