10 days in jail for overdue library books

Christopher Anspach

Christopher Anspach, 28, of Newton, Iowa, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for failing to return books and other items he checked out at the local library.

Newton Public Library made repeated attempts to contact Anspach by phone and certified mail but when he failed to respond officials with the library contacted police and the city attorney.

Anspach pleaded guilty on August 31st to a misdemeanor theft count in connection with his failure to return 27 separate items (books and other media) that library management valued at $770.67. Along with being ordered to pay restitution to the library, Anspach was fined $625.

He is serving his sentence at Jasper County Jail.

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Christopher Anspach of Iowa jailed for 10 days for failing to return books to Newton Public Library
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(thesun.co.uk)


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About Chris Hall
Hi, I'm Chris, also know as Daddy from the blog "The Adventures of Jaydon and Daddy." I am a stay-at-home dad who loves spending time with my son Jaydon. In my spare time I work evenings and weekends at the Charleston County Library. Be sure to check out our blog, "The Adventures of Jaydon and Daddy."

2 Responses to 10 days in jail for overdue library books

  1. Caroline says:

    I love it! I’m a library lover, so people should take paying fines and taking care of books seriously.

  2. WOW, I guess I guess the judge must be a library lover too! I look forward to following more of your posts!

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