As you begin to think about your library, consider the size of your classroom, how big or small your library needs to be, and how you can build your collection of books. The following resources offer fresh ideas for creating a rich text environment in your classroom.

Dr. Louisa Moats

Taking a Look at Your Classroom
Dr. Louisa Moats talks about how to determine if your classroom promotes successful reading. Think about the ways you can use her suggestions in your classroom library.

Scholastic Red
This video clip is from Scholastic Red's Putting Reading First In Your Classroom, Grades K-2. Learn more about Scholastic Red Professional Development in Product Information.

For practical ideas and lists of important considerations to make when you plan your library, download Ray Reutzel and Parker Fawson's Planning Your Classroom Library (PDF), from Your Classroom Library: New Ways to Give it More Teaching Power, by Parker Fawson and Ray Reutzel available in the Teacher Store.