Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Keeping Up With Library Books

How in the world do you keep up with 50 or 60 library books at a time? For us, I keep my library list when we checkout. On the day that we go to the library to return our books, we go through and highlight all the ones that are in our bag. If something is not highlighted, I know that book is missing, and we begin a massive search for it!

I decided to do this after I missed a deadline at the library and my books became overdue. I had racked up a hefty fine of $45! For a family that is on a budget, this is an expense we cannot afford to have.

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Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Love the library. Mine doesn't offer the handy dandy receipts but has an online option that I print and highlight! I have paid many a hefty fee also mainly for videos, however.

The Activity Mom said...

Great idea!

Samantha said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing !

Jacque said...

Oh my goodness! $45 fine! Wow.

We also use our library list like this. Actually, I am blessed, because Amanda takes care of all of the library books and due dates. She is my organizer gal, and it suits her well! :)

Great post!