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Library Fees

August 25, 2014: Library Fees

The library is a great resource for anyone looking to save money, but there’s always one thing you have to watch out for, especially when kids have their own library cards…

I thought it would be fun to get my kids their own library cards when they were little, but what I didn’t realize was that I also had to be responsible for the up to 75 items we could collectively check out.

Next thing I knew, we were misplacing books left and right and quickly racking up the fees. So how did I remedy the situation?

I put due dates in my calendar as soon as we checked out any materials, attached my email to my account so I’d receive notifications before due dates and kept a designated bin in our car and in our house where all library materials needed to be kept. That way we could enjoy movies, books and music without any unnecessary fees!

 

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