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Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Mar 18 07:44

Editors Note APNewsNow. Corrects Krame's current age.

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) _ A New Jersey man says he has returned an overdue library book _ 53 years after he first borrowed the book.

Fair Lawn resident Harry Krame says he checked out ``The Family Book Of Verse'' by Lewis Gannet from his school library when he was 13 and Lyndon Johnson was president. The now 65-year-old Krame found the book recently while cleaning out his basement and felt guilty about keeping it overdue for all those years.

Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Dominick Tarquinio says a late fee at today's rate would be about $2,000, but says the district will let it slide.

School librarian Susan Murray says she plans to use the book for a display to teach students about returning books.

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This story has been corrected to show that Krame is now 65 years old, not 63.

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