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Card-Carrying Members

15 Aug

On a super-hot Texas day of errands, we decided to stop off at the library so that the kids could get their own library cards! Elijah didn’t want one until we actually got there and then he changed his mind.

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Here they are signing their names on the back of their new cards!

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Because we had to go to a different library than usual to obtain new cards, the kids were thrilled to find new variety in books (Early Reader Narnia books!) and movies. They checked out their first-timer maximum and we were on our way. We have recently had some difficulty (Library Elf has begun charging because the Fort Worth Library system is not in their network) getting books/movies back to the library on time. I would love to hear suggestions on how other people remember their due dates (which are not always all the same). I’m all for donating to the library but it’s getting silly.

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Posted by on August 15, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “Card-Carrying Members

  1. kim

    August 15, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Well, I take a print out reciept, I usually enter the diff return dates in the i phone and put a two day, and a day of reminder on. Alternately you can do the same but put them on the calander you use, and use the smae system. Either way, it seems that there will always be llate fees, but now, it is drastically less for us. Good luck with that.

     
  2. Christy

    August 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Our library doesn’t have Elf, but they send out emails. It is a lifesaver for me! We always have out books with different due dates, so I know what you mean. Sad to say even with their emails I sometimes end up with late fees:(

     
  3. Susan

    August 18, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Yeah we put an alert to go off on my iPhone a day before and the day of then two hours before I think I would make it to the library. Also, when books are done being read, they go into my backpack- which sometimes means I carry stuff around for a while, but if I take it out, inevitably it gets “lost” and we end up paying as much in fees as it would have cost to buy the book.

     

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