My mom was a reading specialist @ my Catholic grade school, and last weekend she reminded me of one the valid complaints from a parent.
The students have to check out books only according to their grade level. So, if Johnny is in 4th grade but finds a book he wants to read on the 5th grade shelf, he'll have to wait until next year to check it out.
God forbid we'd read above our grade level. I wonder if it was like that for those public school kids.
Yeah, that was a cute liberry-- one cent fines, and a really old liberrian named Agnes. After she died, a mother took over the job. She used to cut out pages from books that contained "offensive" material. I think she still works there.