High-quality classroom libraries can generate interest and motivation for reading, support differentiated instruction through better matching of students with texts, and help to close the achievement gap for struggling readers. This project, launched by Assistant Professor Jane Fleming, engages teachers in professional development designed to support their use of a high-quality, multicultural classroom library as an effective and essential instructional tool.

Teachers participate in a professional development series, classroom-based consulting, and an online network to support the development, organization, and management of their collections in ways that make books more accessible to children in the classroom and increase the availability of trade books for home literacy experiences.