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Here's another "really simple but it works" idea. I bought a nice wicker basket for library books. It sits on the floor beside the bookshelves. That's where the library books go as soon as we bring them home. We all know to return library books to the basket when we're done reading. (Even ds2, who is 3, always puts library books in the basket and "our" books on the shelves.)

I used to spend way too much time hunting for library books when it was time to take them back! This has completely solved the problem!
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This is a great idea! I was having the same problem and decided to create a special library shelf on the book case. Your solution is great because you didn't have to find a place for all the books that were on the shelf.
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I'd make one adjustment to the basket idea, have a library bag for putting the "read" books into. Then when it's time to go to the library that bag'll have all the items that you're ready to return and you'll have a quick idea of how many books are left to be read and can limit your next library trip accordingly.
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Well since my dh is a librarian and goes to the library 5 days a week I just sit the stuff to go back by his shoes. I usually just reserve items and he brings them home. I love our little system.

The basket sounds like I great way to keep them together until its time to return them. I'll have to hunt something down.
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We do this, too , and it really helps us to know where all the books are. I still don't get them there on TIME, but when I do get them to the library, they are all late together.

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I'd make one adjustment to the basket idea, have a library bag for putting the "read" books into. Then when it's time to go to the library that bag'll have all the items that you're ready to return and you'll have a quick idea of how many books are left to be read and can limit your next library trip accordingly.
That's exactly what we do

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Well since my dh is a librarian and goes to the library 5 days a week I just sit the stuff to go back by his shoes. I usually just reserve items and he brings them home. I love our little system.
Hey, another librarian wife, lol . This is our system too.

The books in use (mostly ds') go into the back of a huge plastic dump truck some realtive gave him. The thing is big enough for all the books he has out at a given time and sets near his bed. Looks nice and neat too.
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Also remember to go right into the house from the library and write down the due dates. Paperclip the list of books to the calendar so you can do a quick round up of books if necessary.

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Also remember to go right into the house from the library and write down the due dates. Paperclip the list of books to the calendar so you can do a quick round up of books if necessary.
Great idea!!
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