Wednesday, May 23, 2007


WFMW: Library Laundry Basket...

Do you- and by "you" I mean "your children"- misplace library books? Do you ever get that Overdue Notice in your
e-mail inbox? Do you have to play "last minute mad-scramble" before heading to the library? Let me be the first to say that all of the above have happened to me. Sometimes I want to avoid the library altogether, but that's not a smart move. So what's my solution? The Library Laundry Basket! It's easy: just designate a small to medium-sized (remember, you have to carry it full of books) laundry basket for library use. Take it into the library with you and tell your children to choose their 5 (or however many books they check out on a weekly basis) books, movies, books on tape, etc. and put them in the basket. I promise you that you will become a favorite with the nearly-retired librarians! After checking out, remind your children that all library items must stay in the basket unless being used. This way, the library things don't get absorbed into your children's things. Imagine: your local library will be FREE again without the hassle of overdue fines from lost books!!

Be sure to scoot over to Shannon's place for more great tips!

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Our minds must think alike! My WFMW tip today involved library fines as well. I use a wheeled cart.
Great idea! I think with all my fines I must have paid for that beautiful new front desk they have! Our house is so small and we have a such a large family that this would be a challenge for us, so we keep them all on a special shelf in the bookcase. No mix ups that way, either. Good tip!
In the past, we have done something similar. And sadly, it did NOT work for me. . . Some people cut up credit cards. I cut up my library card.
We use an old picnic basket, without the lid. Works great. I like the idea of a laundry basket though, because of the handles. We also stash our old magazines in there as well, because our library offers a "free magazine exchange".

Great tip.
This is a great tip. Thank you so much!
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