Provisioning High-Quality Classroom Libraries: Reflect the Readers You Aim to Grow (Grades K-12)

Questions? Please contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562

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Last Date to Register: 5/6/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Erin Loritz
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Innovations
5/7/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Classroom libraries exist in many classrooms across the state and world.  Just do a quick internet search and you will be bombarded with thousands of pictures to look at.  With all of those images out there, do you ever wonder what truly matters when it comes to provisioning a classroom library? Do you often wonder what distinguishes an “average” classroom library from a high-quality classroom library?  If so, join us for this day of learning!

Throughout our day together, participants will learn more about what experts have found to be most critical when provisioning classroom libraries which invite, invigorate, inspire, and include all readers.  Participants will explore five key areas to consider when developing or analyzing a classroom library, including:

  • Atmosphere
  • Volume
  • Organization
  • Quality / Selection
  • Reflections & Connections

Participants will also be introduced to a Classroom Library Analysis Continuum, which includes indicators related to each of these five areas.  These indicators can be used as reflective points for teachers as they continue to enhance their classroom libraries and as a tool for administrators to use as they analyze current classroom libraries, and strive to support the development of classroom libraries that match the readers they aim to grow.

Participants will be exposed to hundreds of new and relevant texts that are highly recommended for classroom libraries.  Books will be presented across all genres and grade levels. K-5 teachers and 6-12 teachers will each have different book tastings to expose them to new and exciting texts along with long-standing favorites. 



Erin Loritz

Literacy Consultant

Brittany Meier

Literacy Consultant




  • Are looking for guidance in establishing or enhancing classroom libraries
  • Are looking for a concrete tool that can be used to analyze the quality of classroom libraries
  • Seek to enhance their libraries with current, high-quality texts.


  • K - 12th grade teachers
  • Reading Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Directors of Learning
  • Instructional Leaders
  • Principals


  • K-5 Classroom Teachers
    • Picture of your classroom library (for personal reflection)
    • 5-10 favorite books from your classroom library
  • 6-12 Classroom Teachers
    • Picture of your classroom library (for personal reflection)
    • 3-5 books popular with the students you teach
  • Instructional Leaders / Administrators
    • Pictures of five classroom libraries from your school (for personal reflection)
    • 5-10 favorite children's books (if possible)


DATE:  Thurs., May 7, 2020

TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  CESA 6 Conference Center, 2300 State Road 44, Oshkosh 54904


  • $150 per participant
    • Includes online materials and resources and lunch
  • $40 Principal Rate if attending with at least 4 additional staff members


Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant
(920) 236-0562




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