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Winter Reading Challenge

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Take the Winter Reading Challenge! From January 1st to January 31st, Hayward Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Book Like Us,” sponsored by the publishing company Simon and Schuster. We challenge our patrons to read at least 15 hours during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site. All ages!
Location and Hours

Hayward Public Library system consists of two locations downtown and in South Hayward.

There's always something happening at the Hayward Public Library. From programs offering free legal consultations to book signings, story times, yoga and crafts, there's never a shortage of things to do.
Borrowing Materials

Unlike your neighbor who's reluctant to lend you his garden rake, we make it easy for you to check out and renew materials. Learn how!

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Celebrate Black History Month!

Hayward Public Library will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February, and invites the Hayward community to join in as it recognizes and honors Black voices and experiences. Join us all month long for activites, recommended reading and viewing lists, and more for all ages! Click here for a full list of events.

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