Y'all have all been selling me a big ol' crock of lies! Everyone says that you use the library to save money on books and movies. Well, I am standing(sitting) here to tell you that I am now the poster child for the Queen of Library Fines. I try, and just cannot do it.
I know all the special little tricks like have a special bag or place for library books. Doesn't work in my house. You are to make a note on the calendar when they are due... I don't look at the calendar. We have lived here for two years and have paid over $20 in fines. Videos are $1 a day each day they are late, that was a big chunk.
We just recieved a fine notice today. Last time we went I made sure to keep up with when they were due. I had my daughter take all the books back. Well, today I find out that one book was not returned and no one has bothered to mention it.
I have decided libraries are not a place to save money. I think I am banning the library from our home. It just costs too much. I do better buying books at garage sales for $.50 and getting movies for $1 at the Kroger machine. Much better than free with a $5 fine!
Edit: We have only racked up $20 in fines in the last two years because when we had two house payments we had a $15 fine and I avoided going in because I would have to pay it. I seriously did not go in, or used my daughter's card, during the better part of that year until we sold our home. If I was a regular I would have paid a lot more!