About Us

girl-reading-book.jpgFriends of Hayward Library is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1982. We seek and secure grants; sell library-themed merchandise; and accept donations to support and enhance library services and programs in Hayward. 

The Hayward Friends proudly support Hayward's public libraries. We speak out in the community about the value of the public library, and we advocate for positive library improvements including the successful Measure C campaign.

We also raise tens of thousands of dollars annually through our popular book sales. Our regular sales take place during the Hayward Farmer's Market, second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 9am to 1pm. 

100% of the funds we raise are used to:

  • Enrich children's lives through innovative services and programs
  • Provide capital funding for Library equipment and technology
  • Enhance the Library collections with new books and media
  • Support programs that celebrate Hayward's cultural diversity

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