John Hay Elementary

John Hay


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, all students visit the library with their class every other week. 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 about the Global Reading Challenge on the SPL website.


Librarian: Janet Schooler
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Helpful Links

Library Catalog
Online Student Resources
Seattle Public Library
Global Reading Challenge
Sasquatch Award Nominees 
Young Readers Choice Award Nominees 
Towner Award Nominees 
OTTER Award Nominees 
Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award
Coretta Scott King Award Nominees