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post #41 of 54
Wow, that's a bit overwhelming! I think we have a limit at our library. We go to the library about every 2-3 weeks. DD currently has about 9 books checked out and DS has 7. They have their own library cards so we each go in and get some on each of our cards. They like to check books out themselves.
post #42 of 54
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Plus, our local library, while I love it, has ZERO of the books needed for our new curriculum. And the next biggest is 45 miles away and had a 3 BOOK LIMIT if you are out of county!!
I have a hard time reserving the books I want. Our library allows us to keep books 3 weeks, which is good, but that means we have to wait longer for others to return the ones we want.
post #43 of 54
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Wow, how do you guys keep track of that many books!
We have a special spot for the library books. They have to be returned to that spot or the fines come out of the money they earn for extra jobs around the house. That's not to say that I have not lost a book or three. My systme is not perfect but it works most of the time. Fortunately, the library sends me an email the day before a book/movie is due. I can also check my account online and see what I have.

I would be devastated if my library started charging for requests. I request a lot.
post #44 of 54
Wow! I thought our 20 book limit was pretty good! I had no idea....... We are always figuring out how to divide things up between us and we go every week. DD is a book-a-holic!
post #45 of 54
Our library gives us a 250 book limit per card. I love it! The library that we go to is great and all the employees are really nice to the kids, even though they get a little too loud at times. I only have a card for me because my boys are too young to keep track of their due dates. Once they are more comfortable using a calendar, I'll let them each get a card.

Right now I'm in the process of ordering books to last us a couple weeks. Until just a little bit before school started, I thought I was going to send my oldest to public school. So I didn't prepare at all.

As for overworking the library, I don't think so. The library gets money directly based on their circulation and we contribute to that big time.
post #46 of 54
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I only have a card for me because my boys are too young to keep track of their due dates. Once they are more comfortable using a calendar, I'll let them each get a card.
Are your kids allowed to go to the library alone? We don't live close enough to a library so my kids only get to the library when I drive them so it would be my fault if the books are late. They each got their own card in 1st grade. It made them feel so big and independent and encouraged reading.

We keep our reciepts for the check-outs and I tape them on our kitchen counter and I also make a note on our calendar of when they are to be returned. However, I like keeping the receipt better because it lists the names of each book and that way I'm sure to get them all returned. I'd definitely forget if I didn't have something to go by.
post #47 of 54
paperbackswap.com loves me it's a problem when your kids aren't old enough to have a library card
post #48 of 54
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Man... I really need to start paying down my debt to the library. I'm so jealous now. I love the library but haven't been able to check anything out in quite a few months because I owe too much money. I hope you all are better than me at keeping organized and getting books back in time. When you take too many out the fees add up really quick!!
I owe money too :
post #49 of 54
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Can you get a teacher's card? Homeschoolers in Maryland get the teacher's card, which doesn't get late fees.
I need to check on that for MN.
post #50 of 54
I take DD's old stroller to the library.

When we're stacked to the top of the back of the stroller that's it for the week. OK sometimes I slip a few extras into our canvas book bag....

I don't think we have a book limit. If we do it's high enough that I've never come close.

We do have two spots dedicated to Susie's library books, a shelf in the living room and a shelf in my bedroom. My library books get strewn, I usually end up with one in every room of the house. :
post #51 of 54
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As for overworking the library, I don't think so. The library gets money directly based on their circulation and we contribute to that big time.
Your library is a very fortunate anomaly. Most libraries don't receive that type of funding.

Also, something to consider about requesting books from other libraries-it does cost your library money. In some cases it is upwards from $30 for each requested title. If you're curious, ask your librarian for an estimate.

Having said all of that. Hooray for libraries and library users! :
post #52 of 54
We're in a large city and have a 10 book limit. Wasn't a huge deal but now we're homeschooling so I think I'll get my 4 year old a card (I do not see an age requirement on their site).

It's also just a 5 minute drive from home...
post #53 of 54
i am SOOOOO excited and could think of no one to share with but this thread (no one that would care anyway, lol). GUESS WHAT????????? i have a NEW library card from the next town over (separate county). this library is HUGE compared to our town library! i have a 30 book limit, and the kids have a 10 book limit. BUT they have so many books to choose from!!!!!!! and you can actually reserve books!!!!:, which is something my library totally lacked! AND the librarians are actually knowledgeable!!!!!!! AND they have a kids program every Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 with puppets & crafts. i am so excited, i'm freaking out.....i'm literally annoying my husband!!!!! i had to share!!!!!!!!!

i have a library! doing the happy dance!:
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by elizawill View Post
i am SOOOOO excited and could think of no one to share with but this thread (no one that would care anyway, lol). GUESS WHAT????????? i have a NEW library card from the next town over (separate county). this library is HUGE compared to our town library! i have a 30 book limit, and the kids have a 10 book limit. BUT they have so many books to choose from!!!!!!! and you can actually reserve books!!!!:, which is something my library totally lacked! AND the librarians are actually knowledgeable!!!!!!! AND they have a kids program every Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 with puppets & crafts. i am so excited, i'm freaking out.....i'm literally annoying my husband!!!!! i had to share!!!!!!!!!

i have a library! doing the happy dance!:
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