Beginning April 2021, the Wautoma Library eliminates fines for overdue materials Why is the library eliminating fines? Don’t fines ensure that borrowers return library items on time? Data shows that fines are not an effective incentive for returning library materials. Some libraries report their return rate stayed the same, or even improved once they stopped assessing fines. And the threat of fines prevents some people from using the library.This initiative helps us meet our core...

Will I be charged for this service? The library doesn’t charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s regular text messaging rates still apply. Check with your cell phone service provider to see the cost of text messages in your service plan. How do I sign up for the Shoutbomb service? Send a text message with only the keyword signup to 833-568-7242 , or fill out the form on this page....