Community, Library, News Release

Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September 14, 2021

Hayward Public Library cards in front of library books

Held every September, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a month-long campaign started by the American Library Association in 1987 and is dedicated to encouraging community members of all ages to rediscover and celebrate the power of a library card.

This year, Hayward Public Library is celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month by hosting a special Library Card Drive & weekly drawings for lucky winners.

Help us meet our goal of issuing 250 new library cards in September by applying for a library card or encouraging your family & friends to apply.  We will be hosting weekly drawings for children, teens, and adults throughout the month.

Prizes include our specially designed unique tote bags and the grand prizes will be Kindles.  Earn your entry by applying for a new library card, replacing your lost card, reactivating your expired card, or by simply visiting either the Downtown Library or the Weekes Branch Library and showing us your card.

Find out more about the treasures that await you at