Man finally returns library book 53 years later

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(WIAT) — A New Jersey man pushed the limit on the appropriate time to return a library book. Harry Krame recently returned “The Family Book of Verse” by Lewis Gannet a publication he checked out from his middle school when he was 13-years-old.

The book was 19,345 days overdue. The 65-year-old says he found the book recently while cleaning out his basement and started to feel guilty.

Krame recalled the exchange, “When he asked my name I told him I can’t give it to him because I’m in the witness protection program. It lasted a couple seconds, I mean, holy s–t, I still have the… I can’t… sorry about that.”

At 10 cents a day, Krame could have owed about $2,000 in fees. School officials say they are not looking to collect. 
 

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