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Use your regular visits to your library to teach your children how to be responsible with their library books. Discussion point: One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much.
Use your regular visits to your library to teach your children how to be responsible with their library books.
Discussion point: One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much.
Before your next library visit, select containers to transport your books. Book bags, backpacks, plastic bins with re-sealable lids or baskets with handles all work well. To make it easier for your children to be personally responsible for their books, plan to transport and store the library books in the same container. Each child should have their own special container.
Use humour to review the book care rules listed below. After reading the basic list of rules, have your kids make up their own rhyming or comical version of each rule. Review your rules on the way to and from the library. You might also want to show your kids the online video Don’t Let the Pigeon Touch the Books.
Basic book care rules:
Humorous book care rules:
On your next visit to the library, let your children place their books in the book-return slot themselves. Show them how to put the books in the return slot spine first, to avoid bending the pages or the cover.
You might also ask a librarian to review basic book handling and care with your children.
At home, affirm your children for being responsible about caring for their books. As a reward, apply Luke 16:10 by allowing them to borrow additional books from the library next time.
Luke 16:10 “
One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”