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Library Is Tired of People Paying Their Fines With Chuck E. Cheese Tokens

Library Is Tired of People Paying Their Fines With Chuck E. Cheese Tokens
CB
9 months ago

The library in Danvers, Massachusetts is pleading with customers: use real money, not Chuck E. Cheese tokens when paying library fines. 

The library wrote, “This summer we’ve had a surge of folks attempting to pay fines and printing fees with tokens from Chuck E Cheese and Bonkers. Since they are not legal tender, we cannot accept them."

The library posted this on their official Facebook page:

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

The bookkeeper from the Peabody Institue Library, Sue Kontos, said she had counted three Chuck E. Cheese tokens and one Bonkers token when she realized this wasn't actual currency. 

See a picture of Sue Kontos and the library director Jennifer McGeorge with the tokens below: 

The library director told Salem News, "They are the size of quarters, so you have to pay attention." 

The staff at the library got a kick out of the tokens and so did people on Facebook.

One woman gave some good business advice:  

The franchise has decided to suspend the use of the coins, but you can add the valued credit of the tokens to a Play Card. 

So, save your tokens and buy yourself something cool at Chuck E. Cheese.