Many times lower grade students want to take out non-fiction books above their reading level because they like to look at the pictures. I do not discourage them from doing this but, I do try to get them to take a second book that is their reading level so they can practice their reading skills. Occasionally, I will ask them to bring in a note from a parent giving permission for their child to take a certain book. For example, a first grade student wanting to sign-out Harry Potter or a Goosebumps book. Every family has a different view on what they allow their children to read. The best way to make sure your child chooses the types of books you want them to is to sit down with them and have a discussion, explaining why you do or do not want them to choose certain types of books.
No matter what schedule your child is on (K-4 = 4 day rotation, 5-6 = quarterly, and 7-8 = 5 week), books are signed out for 2 weeks. The rule is... students must return what they have to get new books. If a book is lost or destroyed, the student is responsible for reimbursement. Questions &/or comments are welcome.