This year I have started a reading log program to go along with the Book It program. This is my first year during a reading log but not my first year with Book It. The first year that I did Book It many of my parents did not participate because they did not have transportation to go to the library. This year I decided that I was going to do a book loan system so parents can have something to read to their kids. During Back to School Night and Meet the Teacher Night I introduced parents to the reading program and reading logs. The parents have to sign a contract to in order to check out books.
To fill my book baskets I used books that I have gotten for ebay. I buy a lot of my books off ebay in huge lots for dirt cheap prices.
Here are how the books are stored
I created a list in Excel with all my book titles on it and printed it off. Each week I just simply write the students name beside the title that checked it out. When students bring back their book I highlight their number
The parents know that if they do not send back their books on the day that I request then they can no longer check out books from me