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People try to pay book fines with Chuck E Cheese tokens

Library reminds residents tokens aren't accepted

A Massachusetts library recently experienced a surge in people trying to pay late book fees with Chuck E Cheese tokens. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A Massachusetts library recently experienced a surge in people trying to pay late book fees with Chuck E Cheese tokens.

According to The Associated Press, Peabody Institute Library reminded book-borrowers via Facebook that the tokens are not legal tender and cannot be accepted. 

Sue Kantos, the library's bookkeeper, said she counted three tokens one day before realizing they weren't real money.


This summer we've had a surge of folks attempting to pay fines and printing fees with tokens from Chuck E Cheese and...

Posted by Peabody Institute Library, Danvers on Wednesday, August 30, 2017