If you’re subsidizing your local library through overdue fees, take a tip from my friend Elana. She’s a serious reader (she introduced me to Emile Zola’s “Germinal” and we’re making our way through “Moby Dick” together) and dedicated library user. So are her two kids.
When they visit the library, each child is allowed to borrow three books. When those are returned, they can select three more. Elana always knows her son and daughter each have three books on loan, so she’s never frantically searching under the sofa cushions for a Harry Potter novel.
I love this idea because it’s so easy to implement. And it will work with any number of books, too.