Library services for teens

Libraries are a vital resource for teens. Libraries provide access to resources that will help teens succeed in school and life. The Hayward Library provides a safe place for local teens to learn, play, and grow.

Below is a partial list of activities we have that are geared specifically towards teens. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events and the Latest Issue of AT YOUR LIBRARY for date and time information for any of the activities mentioned below.

Student Friends of the Library

Students in grades 7 & up ca volunteer as a Student Friend to help with the Summer Reading Game or other Library programs and projects in spring and summer. Other projects for young volunteers may be available throughout the year.

For more information speak to a librarian in the Children's Room at either the Main or Weekes Branch Libraries. 510.881.7945 or 510.293.5366

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Help the library better serve you, and earn community service hours! Be part of the Main Library or Weekes Branch TAG and help plan teen library events, meet cool people, and more! Oh, and snacks—did we mention snacks?

For more information about TAG at the Main Library, call Annie at 510.881.7946 or email

Teen Activity Zone

Grades 7-12
Play games, make crafts, enjoy some snacks, or just hang out with your friends.

Presented in partnership with the Hayward Area Recreation District (H.A.R.D.).

Teens Take Over!

Join us at for Teens Take Over, our teens-only, after-hours party featuring big-screen gaming, karaoke, dancing, crafts, snacks, internet computers and more!

This program is free. Must show school or other valid ID.
For more information call Rob at 510.293.5366, or email

Crafting At the Library

Every month we offer a new DIY series where we will explore using natural, recycled, and re-purposed materials to create jewelry, household décor, gifts, and more.

Workshops are free and open to ages 12 and up. Registration is required.

For more information call Heidi at 510.881.7975, or email

Book Geeks

Grades 7-12
Come geek out at our new teens-only book club!

For more information call Annie at 510.881.7946 or email

Teen DIY Fest

Grades 7-12
Join us for an evening of DIY projects at the Weekes Branch Library, featuring jewelry making, fabric crafts, basic electronics, and more!

This program is free. Must show school or other valid ID.
For more information, call Rob at 510.293.5366 or email

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Discover and Go!

Discover and Go is a nationally recognized museum pass program developed by Contra Costa County Library that provides California Library Cardholders with free and discounted tickets to local museums and cultural institutions. For more information check out the Discover and Go website.