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Book Called 'Forty Minutes Late' Returned 100 Years Late!!

A library book with the title Forty Minutes Late was returned to a San Francisco library Friday, 100 years after it was checked out, according to local reports.

 The book was returned by Webb Johnson, whose grandmother checked it out from the old Filmore branch in 1917, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The San Francisco Public Library’s Park Branch in the Haight​ did not charge a fine, according to the Chronicle.
Johnson told the Chronicle he discovered the book in 1996 and held on to it for 21 years. “We figured it was ours now,” Johnson said. “I’m guilty. I know it.

Guilty, guilty, guilty.” Johnson said he was inspired to return the book when he heard about the library’s “Fine Forgiveness Program." 

Head City Librarian Luis Herrera told the Chronicle the book will be available after it’s cataloged and examined by historians.

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