In a balanced literacy classroom, teachers read to students by engaging in read alouds on a regular basis. They also read with students and guide and support them as they progress in their reading skills and provide time for students to read by themselves. A diverse, classroom library that is rich with resources supports each of these distinct purposes. In this post, I’ll focus on the overarching purpose of your library – the whys behind all the work, effort, and joy of building a diverse and spectacular classroom library. Learning Unlimited.