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.

The school`s vice principal said that a late fee at today’s rate would be about US$2,000, but the district will let it slide this time.