Library Overview

The library provides a unique environment for celebrating literacy, learning to use information effectively and delivering support for the curriculum standards and student achievement.

At John Hay, students in grade K-3 come to the library with their class once a week for 30 minutes. Fourth and fifth graders visit for 40 minutes. These periods include whole-group lessons focusing on literature appreciation and information skills. Each period also includes time for students to check out books.


John Hay participates in the Global Reading Challenge sponsored by the Seattle Public Library.

Teams of students from each fourth and fifth grade classroom read 10 books and participate in a school-wide challenge that tests their knowledge of these books. The winning group represents John Hay in further city-wide competitions. Find out more.

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Student Volunteers are an important part of the John Hay Library. Fourth and fifth graders are recruited and trained to shelve books and assist in other ways. Thank you, students!

John Hay Library


Librarian: Janet Schooler
Hours: 9:25 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Helpful Links

Library Catalog
Online Student Resources
Seattle Public Library
Global Reading Challenge
Children's Book Awards 2016

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