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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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  • Andreas Schirmer
    shared 2018-03-11 23:13:57 -0700
    We are just happy to have access to and to share this wonderful facility, looking forward to opening day of the new library
  • Pravin Balram
    shared 2018-03-11 17:54:44 -0700
    Our two daughters, both graduates from the University of California education system, benefited greatly from the old Hayward Public Library. The library offered them a quiet and inviting place to do their homework. It was also a place where we as parents could enjoy watching them expand their interests and passions through reading. As adults, the library has always been a great place for self-education.
  • Vecepia Robinson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-11 07:55:37 -0700
    I just shared my story, "Why I'm a Friend of the Library" on the Haywardfriends.org website. Check it out!
  • Vecepia Robinson
    shared 2018-03-11 07:55:12 -0700
    Faithful visitors of the Hayward libraries since 2000. Honored to be part of history.
  • Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
    shared 2018-03-10 17:44:46 -0800
    Our family is a friend of the new Hayward library because I’m a local author who has performed several library programs here AND my children have grown up using this precious resource.. We attended the city hall meeting when the artist drawings for first unveiled. We can’t wait!
  • Sara Hancock
    shared 2018-03-10 16:51:30 -0800
    The library is the heart of a great community!
  • Briggitte Lowe
    shared 2018-03-10 13:51:14 -0800
    I grew up going to the library. I’m very excited about Hayward’s new 21st Century Library!
  • Linda Keating
    shared 2018-03-10 13:49:59 -0800
    I have been going to HPL for 60 years since my mother first took me as a child. I have loved it all my life!
  • Elisa Marquez
    shared 2018-03-10 10:11:34 -0800
    I’m happy to do my part by contributing to our new library. Please join me!
  • Fran David
    shared 2018-03-10 09:36:26 -0800
    Our new Library & Community Leaning Center is the beating heart of the community. With its resources, open to and shared with all, our diverse and rich community will soar on the wings of literacy.
  • Larry Ratto
    shared 2018-03-09 13:58:43 -0800
    Reading is the key to knowledge !
  • Anthony Bernier
    shared 2018-03-08 20:37:13 -0800
    I was part of the Noll&Tam architecture team that brought three teams of youth together to help design this beautiful building for the future of Hayward.
  • Debby De Angelis
    shared 2018-03-07 10:50:46 -0800
    I love to read!
  • Ruth Hartman
    shared 2018-03-06 11:14:36 -0800
    Our kids grew up in the Hayward Library. From lapsit classes to school reports, the library was always there for them !
  • Sarah Erickson
    shared 2018-03-03 14:26:13 -0800
    Books change lives.
  • Holly Tran
    shared 2018-02-27 16:20:22 -0800
  • Mimi Bauer
    shared 2018-02-27 14:33:42 -0800
    Supporting our Hayward Library. Life without free access to knowledge would be tragic.
  • Mimi Bauer
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-27 14:33:15 -0800
    I just shared my story, "Why I'm a Friend of the Library" on the Haywardfriends.org website. Check it out!
  • Dan Goldstein
    shared 2018-02-26 11:21:14 -0800
    Libraries feed the soul and nourish creativity.
  • Amy Wolitzer
    shared 2018-02-21 19:14:49 -0800
    Everybody should have access to great libraries and programs!
  • Amy Wolitzer
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-21 19:14:35 -0800
    I just shared my story, "Why I'm a Friend of the Library" on the Haywardfriends.org website. Check it out!
  • Andy Mehdi
    shared 2018-02-09 14:02:10 -0800
    Thank you Shelby Bergeron for your dedication to our community
  • Paul Frumkin III
    shared 2018-02-06 15:27:44 -0800
    I’m a friend and promoter of books and reading because the availability of written words that allows each of us to think, reflect and come to our own conclusions. Remember, books have been destroyed by many anti-democratic institutions and governments. Books are sacred!
  • Mark Shaw
    shared 2018-02-06 09:59:47 -0800
    I see so many people using the library on a daily basis, either catching up on the news, reading for pleasure or research, or using the computer resources. It’s great to see the community make use of this valuable resource. All will benefit from the new library!
  • Joan Sieber
    shared 2018-02-05 07:26:41 -0800
    Libraries are places that nurture the spirit and aspirations of people of all ages. Books and the kinds of arts activities that this state of the art library will offer can literally save the lives of people searching for meaning and inspiration.
  • Linda Dobb
    shared 2018-02-04 17:09:09 -0800
    Its time for a nice public library in Hayward! I can’t wait to see our community have a great place to read, gather, and be proud of!
  • Ken Rawdon
    shared 2018-02-04 09:49:39 -0800
    I remember as a child going to the New Hartford Public Library in New Hartford Iowa every Saturday. Mrs. Nieman, the librarian, introduced me to reading through books like the Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Mystery Series. I did not realize at the time the door she was opening for me.
  • Virginia Sapiga
    shared 2018-02-04 07:00:40 -0800
    I’m a friend of Hayward Library because it’s important to have a place of learning, a place for information and so much more for everyone young and old alike, even this Library that is state of the art! How exciting to have this, a center of community for all of us.
  • Diane Laine
    shared 2018-01-29 18:08:37 -0800
    It is very important to Hayward citizens to have a library that is state of the art.
  • Amanda Paz
    shared 2018-01-28 17:42:56 -0800
    Hi, i would say something about the library. The library is the best place to be. When i was little i would always go for story time and for reading. It has all my memories of when i would go there. It is so nice there. You read, you can check out books and check out movies. i still love to read and love to watch movies. and i really love to listen to books. one of my favorite books i like to listen to is called Double Fudge. It still makes me laugh. Thank you so much.