Friday, July 13, 2012
Top Tips for Library Trips
Tip #1: Get a tote.
We each have a library tote bag that we use to carry our books back and forth to the library. Attach a luggage tag to the handle to keep your library card in and you are set!
Tip #2: Have a library day.
We go to the library on the same day each week. By keeping to a schedule, we're always making a trip to the library when the books are due!
Tip #3: Use your library's services.
Our library prints out receipts every time we check out books. When we get home from the library, I collect the receipts and hang them on the fridge. Each week, before we leave for the library, I go though the receipts and see what has to go back and check off books we are returning early.
Our library also has a Internet program, I can put books on hold and renew items online! You can even have books delivered to your local library from other cities' libraries. If you are signed-in to the library's online program, they also send you reminder of what's due in the next 48 hours. Check and see if your library has a similar program. It's a lifesaver!
Tip #4: Shelve It!
We keep all our library books on a special shelf. They don't always get put back there, but a good number do and at least we have a good place to start looking for lost books!
What are your tips for making library trips fun for everyone?