I know a few parents who might consider this free babysitting at the library. The kid is indoors, watched by reasonable adults, and being quiet. If he were untied with a book in hand, no one would ever be the wiser.
Several libraries are waiving overdue fees now, which I am torn about. Part of being able to use the library is the overdues fees. It’s a rite of passage for many kids.
I do like that the digital downloads are taken back on the due date, so they never have late fees. I was thrilled when I learned this. The only drawback is when you are ALMOST finished with that book, and the library takes it back. Back onto the hold list for you!