Preschool Library Lessons and the Fine Question

At parent night at my daughter’s preschool this Fall, the teacher indicated that the students would have library day on Thursdays and would be able to borrow two books from the school’s library and that "it is a real library, so there are fines when books are not turned in on time."

The first lesson these three-five-year olds will get in libraries is that if they don’t return stuff they owe money!

More and more each day I am becoming (thanks, Aaron Schmitt for the graphic!) anti-fines! 


Aaron Schmitt has recently started an AntiFines Wiki to help support librarians that think charging fines hurts libraries.