I have been against my kids borrowing books from the library for years. The same thing happens a few months after they get this privilege - they lose the books and the fees are enormous. When we lived in OH I had to pay over $400 in library fines because Wiz and Jess hid library books (all at one time, the fees were so high because Wiz borrowed some very old out of print books). At the time I said I would buy books for them used, but would NOT let them borrow library books. Five years ago I gave it a second chance. same thing happened and I said never again. About 2 years ago husband and Gpa went and got cards and let them borrow books anyway. I was told that I, and my objections, were ridiculous, over-reacting adn stupid (since early childhood the word stupid has been regarded as more obscene than any other curse word including the F word by my parents). Within 2 months Jessie had books she said she returned but the library has marked as checked out to her. We got a bill for it three months ago. because I said that it was done with-o my approval, husband was to take care of this. As usual he has ignored it hoping it will just go away. He tried twice to take her to the library to find the books on the shelves (this kind of mixup is fairly common at our library according to other parents - mostly because they have a lot of teen volunteers who take care of checking books in and reshelving0 but the two times he asked she had taken migraine medications and was already vomiting so she was unable to go. I know she asked once to be taken and was told that he "didn't feel like it". These happened with-in about 10 days of getting the notice. I only found out that it was still an issue today because Jess wanted to get a cd but wasn't up to going to the store. I asked husband if he would get it for her, using her $$. With all she does around here I don't think it was too much to ask, esp since he had to go there anyway. He had a fit at ME!! Said that calls are still coming about the books and acted like it was somehow MY fault! I told him, in no uncertain terms, that this was HIS problem and HIS fault. HE was told not to permit any of the kids to bring books home, to make dang sure that if he did then I wasn't bothered by any problems and it is NOT NOT NOT something he was going to put ANY blame onto ME over. I am not certain what I am going to say when he comes home, but he is NOT going to be happy. I am going to insist that he work with Jessica to find the books if they are here. I am also going to insist that he call the collection agency (he ignored this for over a year so it is in collections, of all the ridiculous things!) WITH JESSICA and they work out a payment plan if the books cannot be found here or at the library. He also WILL need to find a way to apologize to me for letting this happen and for attempting to fob off responsibility to me. In the future people can call me all kinds of names, tell me I am stupid, ridiculous, irrational, over-reacting, or whatever. There still will be NO library books from ANY library in my home. Period.