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Friends of the Library

Become a Friend

The Friends Board of Directors and participating members meet at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday each month in the library’s Community Meeting Room.

Everyone is always welcome to attend meetings and lend their support.

Membership fees enable the Friends to sponsor its many activities.

to become a Friend of the Library member, please send in a completed Friends of the Library Form to the Friends at PO Box 265 or drop off in the Friends Book Room.

What are Friends For?

A 501 (c) 3 organization, it has expanded its support to include the following goals:

  • Manage and maintain the Friends of the Library Used Book Room.
  • Advocate and promote the library.
  • Foster a closer relationship between the community and the library.
  • Promote knowledge of the library’s functions, resources, services and needs.
  • Help to develop and improve library resources and services.
  • Help to provide adequate housing and furnishings for the library.
  • Encourage donations, bequests, and gifts of books, money or other appropriate materials beyond the resources of the library’s regular budget.
  • Serve as a medium through which people may become acquainted and share their enthusiasm for books, films, and .
  • Offer enrichment classes and programs for both children and adults.

The original Friends formed in 1995. The organization’s primary goals were to secure county funding and to raise funds for needs beyond the resources of the library’s regular budget.

The Friends believe that a strong public library is essential for a thriving community.

    Friends Officers and Board of Directors

    Ann Korn, President
    JoAnn Evans, Vice President
    Kathy Manders, Secretary
    Bethe Wiberg, Treasurer
    JoAnn Evans, Assistant Treasurer
    JoAnn Evans, Friends Room Coordinator
    Bethe Wiberg & JoAnn Evans, Fundraising & Membership

    Annual Meeting of Friends Of The Library

    The annual meeting of the Friends of the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library of Hayward, Wisconsin, will be held on September 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.  The purpose of said meeting is to nominate and elect individuals to the Board of Directors.  All current members of the Friends are eligible to vote and nominations may be made from the floor.

    Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library

    Sherman & Ruth Weiss
    Community Library
    P.O. Box 917
    10788 State Hwy 22/77
    Hayward, WI 54843

    phone 715-634-2161
    fax 715-634-5257

    Monday 10am-5pm
    Tuesday 10am-7pm
    Wednesday 10am-5pm
    Thursday 10am-5pm
    Friday 10am-5pm

    Curbside daily by appointment.
    Call 715-634-2161

    The library is closed for the following holidays:

    • New Year's Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve Day
    • Christmas Day
    • December 26
    • New Year's Eve Day