Works for Me Wednesday: Library Reminders

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Last week I mentioned my library book forms, for keeping track of which library books we have, which library they came from and when they’re due. I have to admit, though, that I really don’t use that form much anymore. With both of our local library’s now offering online account information, I have a new technique.

At both libraries, I can now go online to view which books we have checked out and when they’re due. I can also renew online. Remembering to do so seems to be my problem. So, I use the calendar feature in Windows Mail. I know that Yahoo and, I think Google, both offer a calendar feature as well. I put a note on the calendar on the date that the books are due with a note, when necessary, indicating which library they were from. Then, I set up a reminder for the day before they’re due.

The day before my books are due, I get a handy email reminder. I can then either return them or go online and renew them. It works for me!

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Oh, I love those! I’ve only gotten one and I was hoping it wasn’t just a fluke. I went and put my email on all the kids’ accounts since that’s usually where I miss a few books.

  2. I so agree! I love having all my library news online. The holds are so much easier to submit and manage, renewing books from my home office, and I can even pay my fines online . . . not that I need to, because I always get them back on time with all these great tools at my disposal. 🙂


  3. I totally need to bookmark this….I actually am headed out to pay my $2.65 fine today

    *bag on head*


  4. great idea! I think they are working on a room with our name on it…built and furnished by our overdue fines!

  5. Great idea. My hubby is tired of me supporting the library system with my fines. I get the emails but then forget to check my email some days!

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