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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Kids and teenagers in Pima County will no longer have to worry about overdue library books.

The board of supervisors passed a policy to forgive overdue book charges for all teens.

The policy went into effect in June and is aimed at getting more kids to read and visit their library.

Accounts to 48,000 children and teens have been zeroed out, according to spokeswoman Kenya Johnson.

This policy is only for overdue books and does not forgive debt for lost items.

Next month is "library card sign up month" and library officials plan to do a big push to get more kids to check out books.

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