I have a personal or classroom library. So far it has about 400 books, plus some that I have in group sets (5 of each). We also have an excellent school library (and librarian), from which our students are able to check out books. I've kind of been wondering, is it necessary to have a classroom library when we have such a good one at school? It does take up a fair amount of my (small) room space. The students love it, and a huge part of me wants to surround them with wonderful books.... A tangential questions - those of you with the huge classroom libraries - do you have a good school library, and how do you balance the two? My kids get to go to the school library once per week - as an enrichment, or special.