Classroom libraries are a resource for independent reading that provide opportunities for students to practice reading skills taught by their classroom teachers.  Every effective reading program provides students daily time to read independently

The classroom library is typically the resource that supports children’s daily independent reading of self-selected books. This collection of print materials and media is used to conduct research and complete projects that are a part of classroom instruction.

Additionally, independent reading builds fluency. Unless students can read fluently, understanding what they read becomes difficult. Children who read substantial amounts of text improve their reading fluency and, therefore, their reading performance. 

 DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                                       

  • Students who are not reading successfully at grade  
    level by the 3rd grade are 4 times less likely
    to finish high school.     
  • Nearly 20% of high school graduates have still
    not developed basic reading proficiency 
    by the time
    they don their cap and gown
    .                                                                    Example of a Classroom Library     
  • Approximately 32 million adults in America are considered to be illiterate - meaning about 14% of the entire adult population cannot read. 

By supporting our virtual book drive for supplemental classroom reading, you can make a difference! 

Your donation will provide classrooms with much-needed books for their classroom libraries - enabling the practice and mastery of the reading skills being taught.


  • $40 provides 2 hard cover books for 1 classroom library
  • $100 provides 5 hard cover books for 1 classroom library
  • $350 - $400 provides 1, 50-book classroom library for a K - 5th Grade classroom
  • $450 - $650 provides 1, 50-book classroom library for a 6th - 8th Grade classroom
  • $800 - $1,200 provides 1, 100-book classroom library for a K - 12th Grade classroom

Learn more about literacy in Hillsborough County here



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