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  • "I believe libraries help Hayward thrive"
  • "I believe in lifelong learning for people of all ages"
  • "I want to give back to my community"

Why are you a Friend of Hayward Library? Sharing your personal story is a powerful way to show your support. Even a sentence or two makes a world of difference.

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  • Jody Snyder
    shared 2018-06-06 23:34:44 -0700
    I was an employee there for 32 years and I am excited to see Hayward continue to provide superior service to their public and to have a worldclass green facility.
  • Taufa Setefano
    shared 2018-06-06 18:40:26 -0700
    My childhood was spending after school hours and weekends at both Hayward public libraries with siblings and friends. 😊 #secondhome
  • Michael Morkve
    shared 2018-06-06 18:19:51 -0700
    I love books!
  • Natasha Volkova
    shared 2018-06-06 17:23:20 -0700
  • Norma Willis
    shared 2018-05-29 20:10:02 -0700
    I believe libraries make good and well-informed citizens.
  • Julius Willis
    shared 2018-05-29 19:56:49 -0700
    Libraries help build a well-informed and intellectually-healthy citizenry. Hayward leads the way with the most modern library in the state, if not the country.
  • Carol Morgan
    shared 2018-05-29 16:28:27 -0700
    I really like how the library is open to every person in our city and how it levels the playing field with internet for all who need it.
  • Kate Bryzek
    shared 2018-05-22 17:50:48 -0700
  • Yvonne Hull
    shared 2018-05-22 15:45:49 -0700
    Because reading is fundamental and opens minds to a whole new word!
  • Angela Ippolito
    shared 2018-05-18 13:56:57 -0700
    We live in Hayward and think a good public library is key for a City like ours. We’re excited about the state of the art facilities and think it’s a great investment for City $$$.
  • Erika Crawford
    shared 2018-05-15 06:48:11 -0700
    I’m a lifelong library patron since childhood.
  • Winnie Thompson
    shared 2018-05-14 14:09:46 -0700
  • Karen Maestas
    shared 2018-05-14 07:07:41 -0700
    I’m a friend of the Hayward library because it supports the education and entertainment of all members of our community.
  • Erika Nevarez
    shared 2018-05-12 09:11:23 -0700
    Allowing public access to books and educational activities at the local library shaped me while growing up. Now I want that and more for my children
  • Sara Tepetl
    shared 2018-05-12 07:34:52 -0700
  • Sarah Diamond
    shared 2018-05-12 07:03:02 -0700
  • April Domingo
    shared 2018-05-07 18:44:35 -0700
    I’m a Friend of Hayward Library because Hayward is the city I grew up in. I remember as a little girl I spent hours weekly at the library being engrossed in various books. I appreciate libraries and those who contribute to the learning of others! Reading has helped me thrive academically, professionally, and spiritually. Reading continues to be very pivotal in my personal development. I want to also gift my community the opportunity to bless others with the gift of lifelong learning! Thank you!
  • Heidi Stenner
    shared 2018-05-06 21:15:16 -0700
    Hayward deserves a first class library!
  • Clara DiBona
    shared 2018-05-02 14:56:25 -0700
    I am a friend of the library because I enjoy the adventures that books bring, and I like to turn the pages of a real book.
  • Linda Carroll
    shared 2018-05-01 20:58:01 -0700
    I am a friend of the library because I love all of the adventures and discoveries you can make there.
  • Lois Pickett
    shared 2018-05-01 15:14:42 -0700
  • Mary Dang
    shared 2018-04-30 21:25:44 -0700
    I’m a friend of the library because I love bringing my kids here to pull them away from all the electronics, to be able to touch, open and read a book. They enjoy it and I enjoy bringing them.
  • Suzanne Barba
    shared 2018-04-30 08:01:32 -0700
  • Andrea Peixoto
    shared 2018-04-30 07:31:12 -0700
    I’m a Friend of the Hayward Library because books allow you to travel all over the world and also to meet some very interesting people along the way.
  • Rich Berkowitz
    shared 2018-04-29 19:55:24 -0700
    we think public librarys are an important part of our city, we use it all the time and are now lucky too have a new one for the 21st century
  • Grace Polichar
    shared 2018-04-29 17:20:08 -0700
    From a low income family, the library was our vacations. Every other Wednesday after dinner we would go to the library. All of us had a library card, even little 4 yrs me! Generally, the first thing I like to do when I move, is get a library card… which I did in Hayward about 30 years ago… I’m so excited about the opening of the new library…
  • Perrin Rynning
    shared 2018-04-29 16:14:44 -0700
    Libraries remain one of the most important aspects of any town… any civilization. A clean, well-lighted place for reading, for learning to read, and other activities to broaden the mind presents opportunities for all citizens to improve their communities at every level.
  • Julie Roche
    shared 2018-04-15 10:41:58 -0700
    I’m a Friend to the Library because my kids enjoy the programs at the libraries.
  • Lucy Aguilar-Navarro
    shared 2018-04-12 19:16:23 -0700
    Growing up in Hayward I visited the library often. Even though I am sad to see the old library go, I am optimistic that the library will continue to be a resource to people of all ages, especially children.
  • Maria Nadauld
    shared 2018-04-10 16:23:26 -0700
    I’ve been a patron of the Hayward Library (and the bookmobile) since first grade – 1951. Why stop now?