appearing in Monday’s Chesterton Tribune on Thursday’s meeting of the
Westchester Public Library contained a paragraph describing the board’s
decision to renew the annual fee for a non-resident library card at $175 per
person per card. However, the article failed to clarify that the fee will
only be charged to nonresidents who are not residents of a reciprocating
borrowing library district or other Indiana library district.
As it is also
stated in the WPL’s circulation policy, the Westchester Public Library
participates in the Indiana Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Nonresidents who
reside in a participating library district of the reciprocal borrowing
program, such as the Porter County Public Library System, can obtain a
reciprocal borrowing card as long as they are in good standing with their
home library district and may borrow materials from the Westchester Public
Library circulations free of charge.