Activities and Lessons
for Language Arts

Classroom Library Check-Out System
~ Lori Jackson

I sure did not want to catalog my classroom library--just lazy. I bought one of those pocket calendars with spaces to slide in papers. I labeled a pocket (on the outside, with an adhesive label) one pocket for each child. I got a library check out card for each child but instead of writing down a book at the top, I write down their name. Then where the child would usually have signed their name to check out, I write down the title of the book they take home and the date taken. I initial it as the book is returned and the next book goes on the next line. I hope this makes sense and so far this year, it is working well. I am thinking the cards themselves will be interesting artifacts in the growth of my readers.

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