Anne Hutchinson Library
Merrie Daitch - Librarian
Lisa Carter - Library Clerk
793-6130 Ext. 5114
How to Find a lost book
Where was the last place you remember having the book?
Describe the book: how big? colors? thick or thin?
What do you remember about the cover?
Is it hardcover or paperback?
If you're not sure, ask us..
Check where you keep your other books. Our books have a white spine label.
(Check all the books turned around backwards and
behind other books on the bookshelf)
Where to Look:
In the car (also check under the seats)
Under the baby's car seat
In the trunk of the car
Under the spare tire
In the other car
Around the House:
In the garage
Behind or under the washing machine or dryer
In the stroller bag
In the recycling bin
In my folder or binder
In my backpack. In my other backpack.
In my sibling's backpacks
On top of the piano-- In the piano bench
Ask the housekeeper
In the reclining chair (between the arm and the seat
Under or in back of the sofa (also check under
Under (or on top of) the kitchen (or dining room)
Behind the refrigerator (fell off of the top)
In the freezer
On top of, behind, or under the oven & dishwasher
On my bedroom bookshelf
On one of the other bookshelves
On/in my desk at home. Check sibling's desk
Under my bed. Under my sister or brother's bed
Between my sheets at the foot of my bed
Between my bed and the wall
Between the mattress and box springs
In the trundle bed. In the crib
On top or behind the dresser
In the dresser drawers
In the closet (check all closets)
Under the dirty clothes
In the toy box
In the bathroom
On the back porch
In the dog house
In the tree house
In the back yard
In the basement
Packed with the Christmas decorations.
Under the TV set stand
On top of the VCR/DVD player or stereo
In the magazine rack or on the coffee table
Under the rug
At the doctor's or dentist's office
At the local public library !!
At the church/temple/mosque library
At the babysitter's, grandma's, daycare/after school
At my friend's house (we did homework together)
At my other parent's house
At Mom or Dad's work place
Wherever we went on errands recently (bank, etc.)
On the boat, airplane, train
On the school bus; at the bus stop
On the classroom or teacher's bookshelf
In my neighbor's or friend's desk (ask their
Way back on the top shelf of my school locker
In the cafeteria, gym, band room, etc.
At the school office
At the school office or library where my older or
younger sibling attends school.
Ask teacher. Maybe s/he returned it when I was sick.
Ask the librarian - maybe it's on the school library
shelf - got put away without being checked in.
In the school library "Hospital" box - maybe it's
At the "Lost and Found" barrel/box/bin
Ask friends if they've seen it