James Baldwin Elementary

James Baldwin


James Baldwin Elementary Library

Mission and Vison of the Library

A strong library program provides a safe and welcoming environment; offers a collection and programming that encourages students to read widely; fosters students who read for enjoyment; equips learners to ask questions, seek infomation, evaluate their findings, and communicate their learning in a variety of ways; and encourages students to develop their interests in a variety of genres and content areas.

Seattle Public Library  access

This SPL Video explains how to access Seattle Public Library and its electronic resources


The library is open Monday, Thursday and every other Wednesday. We open on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 and students are invited to come to the library before school starts on those days.

Volunteer Opportunities

The library space needs constant work, checking in returned books, shelving them, and repairing them. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete your SPS volunteer training, and let me know.

Thank you!

Jodie Purcell, James Baldwin Elementary Librarian