Could this be the longest overdue book to be returned back to a local library… 45 years late!
The book, Tolkiens World written by Randel Helms was originally loaned from Blackpool’s Central Library in 1978.
A spokes person for the Council Library says:
”Of course, we don't fine customers for late books at Blackpool Libraries, even if it's been decades, so please rest assured, if you've been avoiding us because you lost a book back in 1976, we're not scary and you're not in trouble, we promise!”
“The lady who brought it back used to work in Woolworth's in town, and would pop into the library during her lunch break to get a stack of books. When Woollies closed, she brought them all back (or so she thought) but whilst doing some sorting recently, she found it hiding! So, a big thank you for bringing it back to the library.”