The Bellingham Herald (http://is.gd/iLhsrM ) reports library officials want to support early learning by getting library cards into youngsters' hands.
Parents have told library staff that fines make them reluctant to get library cars for their children.
The change will affect card holders 17 and younger, who check out children and teen materials.
Youths who fail to return items on time will be notified that they're overdue. They will be charged the cost of replacing items that are 60 days overdue.
Young people still will face overdue fines if they check out materials meant for adults and don't return them in time.