We’ve been checking out our limit of books from the library lately. At our small, local library, we get one “household” card. Only 15 items (including movies) may be checked out at any one time. This is somewhat of a problem with a large family and homeschooling. Each kid likes to have a couple of books to take home each library trip. Several books are usually desired for school subjects that week – one or two each for history and science. It is also desirable to have a book for “literature” assignments for the oldest. Needless to say, we have run up against the maximum several times. We do get an occasional waiver to go one or two books over with the understanding that we will bring a few back ASAP to get us back under the limit.
However, with school out for the summer, it is interesting that we are running up against the maximum now. The simple explanation is the summer reading club. The kids have read (or been read to) two books per day, on average, since the club started. They checked out 14 books on Tuesday. By Saturday morning, those were all read at least once (thrice for a few of them). Back to the library we went. We kept two of the books from Tuesday at home and we carefully pared our checkout list down to 12 + 1 movie so as not to exceed the limit.
Makes me tired just thinking about it!