ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A library lover who found two books more than four decades overdue at a vacation cabin in Canada is making a donation to cover the late fees — at the 1970s-era rate of a nickel a day.

The Minnesota man and his family gave the Maryland library a check for about $1,550 to cover the fees.

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Jon Kramer, of Minneapolis, says he was searching through his deceased parents’ library last month at their cabin on an island in Ontario when he found a camping book and a cookbook that had been checked out from a Montgomery County library in the 1970s.

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Kramer remembered family library trips fondly and sent a $1,552.30 donation.

Kramer says he’s keeping the books but is willing to continue paying late fees in the future.

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