Create an inviting classroom library that encourages each student to read.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Whether you are looking to update your classroom library or starting from the very beginning, here are plenty of helpful resources! Read on to find blog posts, articles, and videos about acquiring books and organizing them into a functional classroom library, plus activities to get students engaged with the books in your classroom.
Get valuable pointers on creating a dynamic, engaging classroom library or building on your current library.
Use these organizational strategies to help jump start a brand new classroom library.
Turn your classroom library into a welcoming place to read with these tips from blogger Mary Blow.
Your classroom library will grow and develop over time. Keep these important functions in mind as you add to your collection.
Find books for your classroom library that will engage your readers without breaking the bank.
Illustrates the process of creating a top-notch classroom library, including assessing your needs, acquiring the goods, and regularly contributing to the evolution of your library.
As much as I love books, I think children’s magazines are sometimes an even better reading tool. Here's why!
Beth Newingham shares creative, inexpensive ways to get more books for your library.
Tips for Leveling
Get tips for sorting your books, leveling your classroom library, and repairing minor rips and tears. Find ways to digitally catalog your collection, and get free printable labels.
Level your entire classroom library in a click, track your students' reading, and search for new books all with the free Book Wizard app from Scholastic!
Teacher blogger Justin Lim offers tips for building or upgrading a class library to maximize reading comprehension growth.
Find out how I've finally made my classroom library easy to manage for both me and my students.
Five easy steps to organizing your classroom library, plus four good bookkeeping rules.
Get ideas for setup and management tips for your middle school library.
How do you make books appealing to students? Kids will eat ’em up if you make them convenient.
Get tips, ideas, and free downloadables to help you better organize your classroom library.
Ditch book bins to create a more authentic classroom library!
Take a video tour of Alycia Zimmerman's newly-reorganized classroom library to learn about seven ways she's revamped this very important space.
Watch a video about how Beth Newingham organizes her classroom library. You will also find ideas for collecting more books for your own classroom library and additional photos of the library.
Find out Mrs. Power's thinking behind the purpose and organization that makes her kindergarten classroom library a hot spot!
Use this graphic organizer to keep track of the lending library in your classroom.
Teacher blogger Jeremy Rinkel explains how he has adapted his classroom library to match student interest and introduced eReaders to increase the number of books available.
Make your library irresistible to even the most reluctant readers with these quick tips.
Setting Up the Space
Does your classroom library need a face-lift or a do-over? Could you use a little boost from technology that will help you inventory books? Check out Scholastic's Book Wizard App — it's free and very easy to use.
An effective classroom library should support your literacy instruction, provide a comfortable place for students to talk about and interact with books, and be a central location for classroom resources. Learn how to make this theory your reality with these tips.
Use these ten tips to turn a classroom library into a popular learning space for young readers.
Teaching With the Classroom Library
Spruce up your independent reading routine by reorganizing your classroom library, hosting books talk, and more!
Third-grade teacher Beth Newingham offers tips to help you organize and run an effective reading workshop.
During this quick, fun activity, students become familiar with the books in your classroom library.
Students will become active participants in a classroom reading community. They will learn the importance of sharing their interests in literature with others, and they will realize the social aspect of reading.
Create a flip-chart style calendar with daily clues about the day's read-aloud book. Attach small props to books to liven up your classroom library.