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March 16, 2020

Hayward Library Responds to COVID-19

To help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library will close Tuesday, March 17 at 8 p.m. and will re-open when the Hayward Schools re-open. The Library Board of Trustees and staff ask for the public’s understanding, as closing the library building to the public will affect our services in the following ways:

  • All community programs, including the Tuesday Storytime, Lego Club, and In Gauge Makerspace Mornings will be cancelled as of Monday, March 16 until further notice (probably April 6). The Friends of the Library Book Room also will be closed while the library is closed.
  • Use of the library’s Meeting Room will be cancelled as of Tuesday, March 17 at 8 p.m. until the library re-opens on April 6. The staff is trying to contact all groups scheduled in the room after Tuesday evening.
  • We encourage people to keep the library items they have checked out until we re-open. When items are returned, we will waive the overdue fines incurred during the library’s closure.
  • Our drop boxes outside will be open at all times for those who want to return items during the closure. The staff will wear gloves and sanitize items as we check them in.
  • On Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, we encourage Book Club members to check out their featured books, as quantities may be limited.
  • Even if your library card is expired, we are working with Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS) to extend the expiration date so you are able to access ebooks through the OverDrive service located on our website at weisscommunitylibrary.com
  • The library Wi Fi will be available in the parking lot at all times. People may access it while sitting in their cars.
  • To make books available, we will set up “Little Free Library” books outside the front entrance for people to take for free. Please do not return them to the library, and do not donate books or other library materials until further notice, to avoid spreading the virus.

Please keep in mind that we need to be flexible during this pandemic. The Library Board, director and staff will continue to explore possible services we can provide without further exposure to the virus. We will follow directives from the government and health agencies to keep our community and visitors as safe as possible. The library looks forward to getting back to normal soon to serve our wonderful community!

Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library Pandemic Plan

Protect Yourself and Others From Coronavirus

Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information (https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm)

Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19 (https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/toughtimes/covid-19-financial-resources/)


Please see the Events Page for some great upcoming library programs!


               Tax Forms for 2019 are now at the Library.

Tax Forms have been made available for pick-up at the Hayward Post Office

Access My Account 

With your Library Card, you may access your record on the Merlin Card Catalog System to:

  • View your patron record.
  • Locate, place holds and receive library materials from our library and other NWLS/Merlin libraries.
  • Borrow e-Books after setting up an account at Wisconsin Digital Library.
  • Find due dates for items checked out on your card.
  • Renew items if others aren't waiting for them.

We are a member of the Northern Waters Library Service, a consortium of 29 libraries!


Gale Courses 

Gale Courses  offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a library card holder you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.


Library Hours
 Mon./Wed./Fri.: 10 am - 5 pm
Tues./Thurs.:  10 am - 8 pm
Sat.:  10 am - 3 pm

Library Closings

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day

Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day
December 26
New Year's Eve Day

Note: During dangerous winter weather, the library automatically closes when the Hayward School System closes. 


Friends of the Library

        Used Book Room Hours:

        Mon. - Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat- 10 a.m. -1 p.m.,  when volunteers are available.

  • See our Events Page Calendar for information about our annual book sale, and our Friends of the Library Page for donation guidelines and Friends volunteering.


Hayward Library Foundation (HLF)

The Hayward Library Foundation, Ltd. seeks funds to support the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library in perpetuity, to better serve the needs of all members of the Hayward area community and its visitors.

Please see their website at www.haywardlibraryfoundation.org /. 


 The Community Meeting Room

  • For availability, please check our Meeting Room Online Web Calendar  
  • To reserve the Meeting Room, please call 715-634-2161 or email us at hlibrary@hayward.wislib.org
  • The room is available free of charge to non-profit entities.  For profit entities may rent the room at $20.00 for up to four hours and $40.00 for four hours or more.  It is available any time of day...a key card is needed to enter the front doors if the meeting is held during our closed hours. 
  • The room includes a sink, counter top and refrigerator.  It also has a podium, laptop, wireless network , sound system and LD projector.   There are various tables and chairs.  
  • The room size is approximately 25' x 24'. 
  • Bathrooms and water fountains are available across the hallway. 


Weiss Community Library Book Clubs



Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library Physical Address:  10788 State Hwy 27/77, Hayward, WI 54843 Mailing Address:  PO Box 917, Hayward, WI 54843 Telephone:  715�634�2161 Fax:  715�634-5257 Email:  hlibrary@hayward.wislib.org
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