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Learning isn't just for students!

In addition to providing classroom libraries for school districts and teachers, Booksource offers professional development to provide educators at every level with their own opportunities to learn. Our free, virtual PD includes webinar replays and tons of printable resources—all available below for you to access at your convenience.

Booksource webinars all focus on helping educators create literacy-rich environments that inspire a love of reading. Now, we’ve compiled them in one place for easy viewing! Below, you can find a recap of each webinar, plus links to watch the replay and download the slides and free printable resources that accompany each one.

Starting a Classroom Library

Duration: 60 minutes

When you’re new to classroom libraries, there’s a lot to learn. How many books do you need? Should titles be organized by topic? Genre? Theme? Is there an easy way to keep track of all those books? In this webinar, we highlight what you need to know to get started, and share a free printable Classroom Library Starter Toolkit that can help.

Starting Classroom Libraries

Refreshing a Classroom Library

Duration: 35 minutes

Refreshing a Classroom Library

Every classroom library needs an occasional refresh to meet the changing needs readers! Learn how you can update and improve your library by adding newly published titles, removing out-of-date books, reorganizing your space and managing your books with a free Booksource Classroom account.


Discover New and Exciting Diverse Books for Your Classroom Library

Duration: 30 minutes

Are looking for the best new diverse books and series* for PreK-12 classroom libraries? This webinar is for you! It features book talks on titles and series like Yasmin, Sadiq and Redwood & Ponytail, along with tips for selecting books that reflect a variety of ethnicities, family structures, life experiences and more.

*Note: This webinar was recorded in June 2019 and features books and series that were recently published or coming soon at that time.

Discover New and Exciting Diverse Books for Your Classroom Library

Easy PD Webinar Series:
Building Diverse and Inclusive Classroom Libraries

We designed this three-part webinar series to help educators build inclusive classroom libraries and positive classroom communities where all readers feel seen, heard and understood. We recommend viewing Parts 1, 2 and 3 in order to gain practical strategies for evaluating, crafting and teaching with a classroom library that reflects the diversity of our world today.

Part 1: What Is a Diverse and Inclusive Classroom Library?

Duration: 15 minutes

In this short, introductory webinar, we take a critical look at traditional classroom libraries and explain why inclusive classroom libraries are essential. Learn what comprises a diverse and inclusive classroom library and acquire the background knowledge needed to attend Part 2 and Part 3 of this webinar series.

Part 1: What Is a Diverse and Inclusive Classroom Library?

Part 2: Crafting Your Diverse and Inclusive Classroom Library

Duration: 25 minutes

Part 2: Crafting Your Diverse and Inclusive Classroom Library

Learn how to analyze your student population and identify gaps in representation in your existing classroom library. This information is crucial as you work to add books that provide windows and mirrors for every reader. The Teacher and Student Interest Inventory printables featured in this webinar will help you assess your personal goals and get to know your students better.


Part 3: Using Diverse and Inclusive Texts in Your Classroom

Duration: 40 minutes

Once you have finished evaluating, it’s time to fill your gaps with new titles and use these books in your teaching! Learn how to select the diverse books you need and then integrate them into read alouds, independent reading, reading workshop and other lessons to build a positive and inclusive community.

Part 3: Using Diverse and Inclusive Texts in Your Classroom

How to Supplement Your Reading Intervention Program with Trade Books

Duration: 30 minutes

How to Supplement Your Reading Intervention Program with Trade Books

In this webinar, we share current research on the link between book access and achievement, provide practical ideas and giveaways to help foster engagement among below level readers and highlight strategies you can use to deliver comprehensive literacy instruction.


We hope you find these free literacy resources helpful! If you need expert help building a classroom library or selecting new titles to refresh an existing library, email us at [email protected].