Sterling Heights Dad Returns Overdue Library Book 45 years Later
A Michigan father recently returned an overdue library book to the Dresden Elementary School in Sterling Heights. No big deal, right? Well, that library book was overdue by 45 years.
Pier Fazzalari wanted to read a story to his daughters, one that he loved growing up. So he grabbed Cloverleaf, a book featuring a collection of short stories, poems, little lessons about life and make-believe characters.
According to The Oakland County Press, before he even started the book, Fazzalari discovered the school’s stamp, indicating the book in his collection, which he inherited from his parent’s basement once he became a father, belonged to the library at Dresden Elementary School.
By the way, Fazzalari's daughters also attend Dresden Elementary School.
Brad Suggs, Dresden Elementary School principal:
I have had students bring back books they have found a year or two later but never have I had a student’s parent return a book 45 years later.
Apparently, Suggs is trying to determine what the fines would be on a book that is 45 years overdue. Come on, really? I don't think you can really put a price on that. However, Fazzalari works for the Warren Fire Department, so it's possible that he'll talk about fire safety at an upcoming school assembly. I honestly think that's the best way to handle it.
I can sort of relate to this story. I rented a movie from Blockbuster back in 2009 and literally found it two weeks ago. Unfortunately, that's not one that can be returned anymore. I wonder what that fine would be?