Overdue book returned to Irish library after 64 years

A library in Ireland said a book recently returned was more than 64 years overdue.

The Monaghan Town Library said the book, The Hedge and the Horse, had been checked out Jan. 11, 1957, and was returned in late May.

Executive Librarian Kay Cassidy said the library got rid of late fees in 2019, but at the 1957 rate, the book would have amassed about $2,000 in fines.

The whereabouts of the book for the 64 years that it was checked out from the library were unclear.