London, July 30 (ANI): A Brit pensioner is on the brink of borrowing her 25,000th library book - without incurring a single fine for late returns.
Louise Brown, 91, is an avid reader and has almost worked her way through her local library's entire stock.
She borrows mainly large print books because she is partially sighted.
Welsh-born Brown had joined Castle Douglas library in 1946 when she moved there after getting married and has read up to a dozen books a week
The library staff in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway insists that her love for books could earn her a place in the record books.
"My parents were great readers and I've always loved books. I started reading when I was five and have never stopped. I like anything I can get my hands on," the Telegraph quoted Brown, a widow, as saying.
She loves to read family sagas, historical novels and war stories, but added: "I also like Mills and Boon for light reading at night."
"She has aids to help her sight and usually borrows large print books. But the trouble is she has read nearly all of them in the local library," said Louise Pride, her daughter.
"She still finds time to ready a newspaper every day and to watch TV," she added.
Janice Goldie, of Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, said: "We are amazed at Mrs Brown's achievements. When she first joined the library service she was allowed to borrow six books a week. This has now risen to 12 and she always takes her full quota.
"Although she has borrowed nearly 25,000 books, she has never once had to pay an overdue charge." (ANI)