California man returns Hawaii library book after 47 years

A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades

HONOLULU -- A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades.

Hawaii News Now reports Patrick Powers delivered the "Hawaii Cooks" book to the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library last week while on vacation in the state.

Powers says he found the book last year in a storage box and decided it was finally time to return it.

Powers handed the book over with a letter explaining what happened. He also gave the library a newer copy to replace his old, damaged one.

He expected to pay a hefty fine but there was no penalty.

"The librarian was so nice," he said.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/