Library, Sustainability

New bookmobile Curbie cuts community-wide emissions by bringing library services directly to Hayward neighborhoods

Earlier this month, the City of Hayward’s Library Services Department welcomed Curbie, a bookmobile...
November 23, 2021
Tools and a pipe

Library Special Hours - November 30, 2021

The Downtown Library will open at 3 pm, instead of 11 am, on Tuesday November 30 for repair and maintenance work.
November 22, 2021
A rendering of Curbie
Library, News Release

Curbie is coming to a neighborhood near you!

Curbie, your curbside library, is coming to a neighborhood near you! We'll be visiting school sites...
November 5, 2021
A rendering of Curbie the bookmobile
Community, Events, Library, News Release

Help us welcome our new bookmobile!

Let's welcome Curbie, our new bookmobile, to Hayward, Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m...
October 29, 2021
Friends of the Hayward Library working the book sale
Community, Events, Library

The Friends of the Hayward Library book sales are back!

Mark your calendars for the next book sale, planned for Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Follow...
October 1, 2021
Paris, France

Introducing Online French Conversation Circles

Online French Conversation Circles provide a supportive environment to practice your French...
October 1, 2021

Library Happenings: September 2021

Online Trivia Night: Friday, Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m. Join us for an online trivia night on Zoom!...
September 14, 2021
Advisories, Library

Current Hours and Safety Rules

See hours and holiday closures on our Locations & Hours page. Available Services : Self-service...
August 27, 2021
Brainfuse banner

Hayward Public Library Launches Live Help for Job Seekers, Adult Learners, Veterans, and Their Families

The Hayward Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow™. This...
August 27, 2021

Library Happenings: August and September

Aug. 21, 2 p.m. | Online Tea Tasting with Library Director Jayanti Addlemen : Are you a tea fancier...
August 16, 2021

Library Happenings - June and July

Many Voices Series: Author Talk Featuring Alka Joshi On Wednesday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m., meet Alka...
June 18, 2021
The second floor of the Downtown Library next to the text: We're open
Library, News Release

Hayward Public Library expanding hours with HPL Express walk-in service and safety protocols

On Monday, June 21, the Hayward Public Library will extend its downtown branch hours as well as...
June 17, 2021
Colorful books stacked on a bright pink background with the text: Summer at the library

Summer at the Library!

Take the Summer Reading Challenge (June 21 - July 31, 2021) : For all ages Read, learn, and explore...
June 2, 2021

Library Closure - May 31 2021

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no HPL...
May 27, 2021
Community, Library, Sustainability

City honors 19 young artists and writers in annual Poster and Writing Contest

Pictured above is the first place winning poster in the 4th to 5th grade age group, submitted by...
May 25, 2021

What's happening at the Hayward Public Library: Week of May 1, 2021

Check out what is new and happening in your Hayward Public Library the week of May 1, 2021! Coming...
May 1, 2021
Image of a person walking in front of the Hayward Library, a large, dark red building with glass doors and windows throughout.
City Government, City Services, Library, News Release

Hayward Public Library reopens May 3 with HPL Express walk-in service, safety protocols

HAYWARD, Calif. , April 27, 2021— Hayward Library Director Jayanti Addleman announced today the...
April 27, 2021
A row of American Flags underneath a "We Remember"  Poster
City Government, Community, Fire Department, Library, News Release, Police Department

City of Hayward memorial honors lives lost to virus during first year of COVID-19 pandemic

HAYWARD, Calif. , Jan. 25, 2021—The City of Hayward will honor the 149 lives lost to COVID-19 in...
January 25, 2021
Advisories, Library

Library Closure - Monday, January 18, 2021

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. There...
January 14, 2021
Jayanti Addleman
Library, News Release

Hayward’s Jayanti Addleman receives American Library Association I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO , Jan. 11, 2021—Jayanti Addleman, director of library services for the Hayward Public...
January 11, 2021
Advisories, Library

Library Holiday Closures

The Main Library & Weekes Branch will be closed from Thursday, December 24 - Saturday, December...
December 21, 2020