Eau Claire Library officials say the important thing is to get people to return to the library. About eight-thousand people are blocked from checking out materials because they owe fines of 10-dollars or more. Starting next Monday, those late fees are being eliminated and people are being urged to return their over-due books and materials. Many of the people who have been blocked are children and low-income residents. Late fees will still be charged for kits, equipment and materials from other libraries. You’ll also need to pay a fee for damaged or lost items checked out.