For 51 years, two books checked out from a high school library in Phoenix, Ariz., went unreturned. This week, those two books were returned along with a letter of explanation and a money order for $1,000.
The two Audubon Society books were checked out from the Camelback High School library in 1959. The letter explained that the borrower’s family moved to a new city and the books were mistakenly packed. The $1,000 was sent to cover late charges.