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New Items!

The library now has Stamps for card making, along with our Baking Pans and Memory Kits--all available for check out!


Quarterly Art Display presented by: CHARAC (Cable Hayward Area Arts Council)




Summer Reading Challenges

Ages 0 - 99+

What do you do?

  • Sign up for Beanstack 
  • Join our Facebook group Weiss Library Summer 2020 to watch all the activities we offer.
  • If you do not have internet access, contact us and we will log you into Beanstack so that you can participate in the prize drawings. We will also give you a paper log which you can turn in.
  • Paper logs: Read to Me (ages 0 - 3); Youth (ages 4 - 12); Teen (ages 12 18); Adult (ages 18+)
  • Listen to all of our radio broadcasts on WOJB 88.9 FM on Thursday mornings 10:30 am
  • We also have an activity booklet for all ages and activity craft packet for the youth.  Let us know if you would like a copy sent your way if you can't download it - link for activity booklet.
  • Read, do some activities and have fun!
  • If you have questions please contact us.


Correct log in for Beanstack is 


This site will be gong live on June 15, 2020.

Click here if you need help to sign up or log your reading minutes and activities in Beanstack!




What is Beanstack?

Simple! It’s the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to your local library’s reading programs, so you’ll get credit for every minute and every page. We’ll keep all your stats for you, cheer you on while you work towards your program goals, and let you know when you’ve earned prizes. When your library’s program ends, you keep your account, and your reading history—it’s always free, and you can keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in.

How do I log my reading or activities?

In one swipe! Flip your book over and use your phone to scan the bar code on the back. Boom, you’re done. Seriously, the Beanstack mobile app makes it that easy. If you want to get fancy, you can also enter the number of pages, minutes, or hours (nice work!) that you read. If your library uses Activities, they’ll be there on your screen—just click the ones you’ve done.

Prefer to use your computer to log your reading? No problem. You can always enter your reading through your Beanstack account online, too.

How do I get the prizes I earn in Beanstack?

Every time you hit a reading milestone, you’ll win a badge—a little digital fist bump to celebrate the quality time your brain and your books have been spending together. Sometimes those milestones will come with real, actual loot from your library—we’ll let you know, so you can go in and claim your sweet reward. If your library uses a raffle system for prizes, you can even use Beanstack to choose which goodies you want your tickets to go towards.

May I add more than one reader to my account?

Of course. You can set up as many profiles as you like, for readers of any age. And if you’re a parent who reads aloud to more than one kid at a time, you can credit that reading time to multiple children’s accounts with a single click—no need to log it in separately for each of your avid listeners.

How do I update my password?

Tap that little “gear” button in the top right and hit “Edit Account.”

How do I stop getting emails from Beanstack?

Fill out form 247-GS in triplicate, then get a self-addressed, stamped envelope…
Kidding, kidding. Just click “Edit Reader” (it’s right next to your name) and hit “No” under Email Notifications.


We apologize for the wrong website information on our ad in the paper.

“Imagine Your Story” is this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the Weiss Community Library. The Summer Reading Challenges are for babies/toddlers, children, teens, and adults. Do it on your own or with your family! There are four Challenges which are based on age: Read to Me is from ages 0 to 3, Youth is from ages 4 to 12, Teen is from ages 12 to 18, and Adult is from ages 18 to 99+. You may read fiction, non-fiction, picture books, chapter books, comics, graphic novels, easy readers, articles, and poetry. (Sorry, social media posts don't count.) You may read on paper or electronically. You can listen to audio-books, too!

New this summer! Log your Summer Reading minutes on our Beanstack site: https://weisscommunitylibrary.beanstack.org OR use the free app for Apple or Android. Beanstack is a free, easy-to-use app that is accessible via any hand-held device. Users also can log their activities via the Beanstack website from their desktop at https://weisscommunitylibrary.beanstack.org. Virtual tracking will replace the paper reading records and offer fun reward badges along the way!

If you don't have internet access or just like tracking your Summer Reading Challenges with pen and paper, don't worry - we have something for you! You can also take part in challenges and activities through Beanstack by completing the paper log found on our website at http://weisscommunitylibrary.com/, by calling us (715-634-2161)  so we can mail you a copy, or you could pick up a copy at curbside pickup. You can return your completed log to us in our drop box or by mail, and we can enter your data so you can qualify for prizes. If you are using the website or app for a Challenge, you can still use the paper log to track reading minutes and completed activities to record online at a later time. Please call us if you are using the paper log and need an explanation of a craft or something else where there is a link to a website. We will help you get more information!  After all, the library is where you can always get information and help along the way!

Besides Reading Badges, we also offer Activity Badges. Activity Badges provide plenty for you to do both off-line -- where you can go outside and interact with nature -- or on-line – where you can participate in virtual programs through our Facebook Group page: Weiss Library Summer 2020,  or by visiting websites such as virtual travel or escape rooms. You can listen to our radio programs on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am on WOJB, 88.9 FM. These programs start on June 18 and run through August 20. The performances will also be broadcast on our Facebook group page: Weiss Library Summer 2020.

Facebook and radio programs include Ann Larson or radio hosts reading a short storybook most Thursday mornings at 10:30 am, with the exception of June 25 and July 2, when we will have entertainers.  June 25 we will feature Rachael Kroog, who is a family favorite and performed at the library last year.  Rachael has been wowing audiences with her high energy and fast paced shows with interactive guitar music, comedy, cartoon impressions, juggling, and her captivating storytelling. Her various themes include: the power of kindness, the value of respect, our spiritual connection to the earth and its animals, and the ability to make our dreams come true.

On July 2, we will feature Troy Graham from Marquette, MI. He is a folk singer-songwriter, children’s entertainer and workshop leader.  He has independently recorded over a dozen albums and has published poetry in three books. Troy Graham’s music made its first appearance in a movie soundtrack, "Captivity," produced and directed by Randall Yarbrough. It can be seen on Amazon Prime.

The library also created an activity booklet (one per family) filled to the brim with activities for everyone, that are geared toward the theme “Imagine Your Story (fairytales, folktales, fantasy, mythology). Be sure to stop by the library or contact us and we’ll get a booklet to you!  Also let us know if you would like additional booklets. Inside, you’ll find a calendar of library events for Summer 2020. When you contact us to pick up the booklet, be sure to arrange for a paper copy(ies) of Summer Reading Challenge(s).  Just let us know how many copies and what age groups you need!

Also, be sure to pay attention to the library building itself. Even though there are no summer activities inside the library, we will have window displays, including an “I Spy the Fairy Tale” silhouette. We will also keep track of how many people sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge by “building” a castle from bricks painted on the window in our Children’s Room. Let’s complete the castle before the end of the summer! Be sure to check the library’s windows and sign up for a Reading Challenge at https://weisscommunitylibrary.beanstack.org and tell a friend!

We are also using the Library Nature Trail for a StoryWalk®, with a new book every two weeks from June 15 through August 22. The StoryWalk® Project was first created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.  The library is collaborating with the Cable Natural History Museum, which will provide nature based activities to go along with each featured book for the StoryWalk®. Thanks to Redbery Books, which donated the StoryWalk® books and to Vortanz Lumber, which donated the wood for the signs.

We also have Fitness Fanatics doing a physical challenge on our Library Nature Trail and the link is only on one of the Activity Badges!

Learn more about our Library Nature Trail each season by listening to a seasonal podcast narrated by Emily Stone from the Cable Natural History Museum, funded by Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund. Links to the podcast will soon be on our website. While using our trails, please maintain proper social distancing guidelines.

We also have contracted with Page Turner Adventures, which will take us on a 10-week Virtual Summer Adventure on our Facebook group page: Weiss Library Summer 2020. Each week there will be a different theme geared toward Imagine Your _____ Story: Fairytale, Space, Science, Adventure, Musical, Cooking, Underwater, Circus, Theater and Pirate.   Every day of the week they will have different shows based on that week’s theme:  Monday will be Show Day, Tuesday will be Project Day, Wednesday will be Author & Illustrator Day, Thursday will be Tween Day, and Friday will be Special Guest Day!

Additional programs available on Facebook which count towards the Activity Badges include our LEGO Club on Facebook Live on Tuesdays @ 6pm and Story Time Live with Nina on Tuesday mornings @ 10 am on the Northwest Connection Family Resouces Facebook page.  A calendar of events will be posted on our webpage and in our booklet, so you can keep track of the many offerings we have this summer. Be sure to be on the lookout for any additional programming we may offer throughout the summer!

Each age group challenge offers different prizes people can earn in weekly drawings and Grand Prize Drawings to be held at the end of August. Simply log your reading minutes and activities you have completed along the way. So, the more you read and the more you do, the more chance you can win! Be sure to complete your logging by SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 for a chance of winning. If you have a paper copy of the log, be sure to turn them in by that date as well!

The 2020 Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenges are sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and Northwest Connection Family Resources in partnership with Hayward Community Schools, the Cable Natural History Museum, Fitness Fanatics, and Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary and supported by the following businesses: Redbery Books, Vortanz Lumber, WOJB, Backroads Coffee, Lake Kids, Tactical Escape; Lynne Marie’s Candies, Hayward Gourmet Popcorn, Fitness Fanatics, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, and private donors. Beanstack is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant (LS-00-19-0050-19.) For current information, be sure to check our Facebook and our Facebook group page and our website www.weisscommunitylibrary.com .  You can register for the Reading Challenges by going to https://weisscommunitylibrary.beanstack.org .  If you have any questions, call or stop by the library at 715-634-2161 or email hlibrary@hayward.wislib.org or weisslibrarysummerreading@gmail.com.

We hope you enjoy the summer journey through your imagination!




Links to activities listed on Activity Badges

Challenge R= Read To Me, Y= Youth, T= Teen, A=Adult


Challenge Badge(s) Link
Y, T, A Exploring the Outdoors, Go Outside, Adventuring Outdoors Fitness Fanatics Library Nature Trail Workout
   Additional sites will be posted soon!  



                      Library Nature Trail - Seasonal Audios Available

Learn about nature by walking our half mile Library Nature Trail behind our library. Listen to Emily Stone, Naturalist/Education Director from the Cable Natural History Museum describe 18 points along the trail during each of the seasons.  Available now is the Spring audio and coming soon will be the Summer audio. You can access the audio from our website on your smart phone, IPad or other portable electronic device.  Simple click on the audio button next to the season, see below.  Funding for the audio experience was from a grant from the C.D. Besadny Fund, Natural Resources Foundation of WI, Inc.  Enjoy!


Spring - 

Summer - Coming Soon!

Fall - Coming in the Fall!

Winter - Coming in the Winter!


Thursday Theatre 

                 Free Movie - Free Popcorn - 1 pm Showtime               

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library  

Postponed until further notice.              





 Community Classes and Events                          

      Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


  • 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.
  • 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.



 Tuesdays, 10:00 am

 Storytime! - Presented by Northwest Connection Family Resources.

 On their Facebook Page


Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm Cancelled until further notice

 In-Gauge Morning MakerSpace - join our knitting group! 




Every 4th Tuesday of Jan - May, 6:00 - 7:00 pm -  LEGO Club ages 3-18  -  Cancelled until further notice.                                               

Every Tuesday @ 6:00 pm

Look for LEGO LIVE on Facebook, March 24 - indefinitely                           




For events happening at the library that are sponsored by others, please check our  Community Meeting Room Calendar! 


Quarterly Art Display presented by: Cable Hayward Area Regional Arts Council (CHARAC) 

CHARAC featured artist: Dawn Stutelburg





For additional and ongoing events, please refer to the events calendar below. 
These activities are free and open to the public.
Call the library at 715-634-2161 for more information. 

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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