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Explode concept that checkout is optional

The concept that checking out books from the library is optional.

I do have students ask if they “have” to check out a book. My answer is always YES. If they cannot match their interests with library materials, they are flunking the test of life on being a life-long learner. Since my goal is to prepare them for the rest of their lives and to know how to continue to learn, I must guide them until they can select without me. 

I’m not talking about only printed books.