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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Losing those library books?

Do you have a mad scramble around your house when it's time to return library books, only to find when you get to the library that you're missing some?

Try designating a couple of locations in your home for library books and dvds. They go into that basket or onto that shelf when you come home from the library, and they are returned there when not in use. If your library supplies you with a list of the books you checked out, keep it in the same location so you can check to see if you're missing anything. As you check the list, make sure all the dvds are in the cases.

If necessary, ban very small books and require that they be read at the library.

Reward your children with a small treat or outing when all the books are in the designated areas when it's time to go to the library. It's a nice way to encourage your children to use this new system