Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I owed $12 in library fines today, $12! Four dollars were for a Ponyo video that I couldn't find the case for. I checked the whole house. I had the kids check the whole house then a couple days ago I found it in Gigi's library bag! Her library bag! There was also a Snoopy video that had gotten misplaced a couple books I forgot were due. In general library fines make me a little crazy and there was even a moment where I thought, why the heck do I even bother with libraries, but then reality hit. Guys I love the library. I get so much value. My kids read tons of books I don't have to buy as do I. We get movies and now E even gets a new Wii game every other week to play. I also get access to tons of digital stuff. So far the only book I've ever bought for my kindle was The Martian and guys I don't think it was worth it. Plus there are so many great programs held by the library. I feel so lucky to have access to this great resource so I'm going to stop thinking about the fines as fines. Instead I'm going to just start seeing them as donations to a non profit organization that I love and cherish. I could pay thousands of dollars in fines and guys it would still be worth it!