Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Fresno library lets Danville pilot's late fees fly

Cheerful library news: A California Bay area library patron lost his library book recently, in a US Airways Airbus A320, on a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina. The aircraft happens to now be inaccessible, parked in the Hudson River, after being piloted there to a safe landing by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger on January 15, 2009. In an effort to be compliant with normal lending library procedures, Mr. Sullenberger notified Fresno State library officials of his borrowed book predicament, and has been granted "an extension and waiver of overdue fees." A book plate commemorating Mr. Sullenberger's piloting heroics will eventually be placed in the replacement book.

Additional library news: The scene inside during the plane's descent was quiet, described as "like being in a library."