We love the library, and check out many books at a time. The library is a great way to increase your family’s library without spending money, or taking up more space in your home. Books that we end up checking out over and over we buy, but usually we enjoy the library books and then return them when they are due.
The library is not a good deal if you end up paying tons of library fines and lost book fees. In order to keep this from happening in our family I created a library basket. This is a metal basket with wheels in which we store all our library books. I love the fact that is has wheels because even our littlest children can move the basket to their reading spot. When they are finished reading the books they return them to the basket. When it is time to return the books we transfer them from the basket to our library bag and head to the library.
I have rarely paid a library fine, and I am sure it is because of our book basket. The kids all know where the books go and put them back when they are finished. The library book basket works for us!