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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)




 Back to School Reading Challenge

September 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Welcome to the Back to School Challenge! Log your minutes during the month of September, track that time here in Beanstack, and earn new badges. Join the challenge and read as many minutes as possible for the chance to win one of three grand prizes for $500 toward books or supplies from Zoobean!


If you were a part of our Summer Reading Challenges there's no need for you to sign up again.  Go to the website and register for the Back to School Challenge! 





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 will continue the StoryWalks® through the end of October, or until the snow flies!  


                      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 Fourth Tuesday @ 6:00 pm

Look for LEGO LIVE on Facebook                     




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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