Library Commision

Passionate about the role libraries play in our society and the Hayward community specifically? Help the Hayward City Council make critical decisions about library policies.
Adult Literacy

Literacy is the key to independence, self-sufficiency and pride. Help empower someone by providing them with the tools needed to get back on track. A few hours a week can change someone's life - and your life, too.
After School Homework Support

Whether a student is struggling with an entire subject or just needs a fresh perspective on a particularly difficult problem, providing a helping hand can make all the difference in the world. Assist students with their homework after school, Monday through Thursday.
Friends of the Library

Even libraries need friends. The Hayward Friends of the Library are a committed group of volunteers dedicated to lifelong learning and empowerment through education.
Student Friends

Volunteer opportunities for students from 7th - 12th grade.

Take the Summer Reading Challenge!

Did you know that if children don’t read over the summer months when school is out, they can lose up to two full grade levels of reading comprehension? Prevent the “summer slide” by signing up for Hayward Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! For all ages - kids, teens, and adults!
Summer Reading in Three Easy Steps:
1. Sign up beginning June 13th
2. Read your favorite books and magazines (younger children may be read to by a parent or older sibling).
3. Win Prizes!
Check out the latest additions to the library collection!