Library Book Returned 43 Years to the Day It Was Due

August 6, 2020

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - An overdue book was returned this week to the Monroeville Public Library 43 years to the day it was borrowed.

In a Facebook post, the library says “The Man Who Saved Robinson Crusoe” by James Poling was returned Tuesday. The book was checked out on August 4, 1977.

"Returned to us today," the library began the post's caption, "August 4th, 2020: 'The Man Who Saved Robinson Crusoe' by James Poling. Original due date: August 4th, 1977. Right day, just off a few decades! 😆"

Luckily, the man didn't face exorbitant fees upon return.

"A great opportunity to remember that Monroeville Library is fine free," the post's caption continued. "Return any overdue materials you may have in our book drops, which are conveniently open 24/7. No need to be nervous! 😊"

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