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“Oceans of Possibilities”

Summer Library Program

  • Summer Reading is for babies/toddlers, children, teens, and adults!
  • See all the events in a printable calendar!  (Events subject to change.)
  • Use a printed reading log or the Beanstack app.
  • Earn tickets to enter into weekly and Grand Prize Drawings, when you log your reading minutes and activities you have completed.
  • Activities you may complete include a StoryWalk® on the Library Nature Trail, writing book reviews, and participating in virtual
  • Last day to physically turn in your paper form is SATURDAY, July 30, 2022
  • Read the full details here.

Outdoor Storytimes

Tails and Tales

Outdoor Storytimes

Tuesdays June 1 – August 24, 10:15 am

Held outside on the Children’s Patio

Presented by Northwest Connection Family Resources.

 StoryWalk® Series

Every week a different book will be posted.

Walk the trail to read alone or bring your family.

At the end of the walk please let the library know you’ve read the book by completing a short survey on Google forms.

June 6 –  12

Into the A, B, Sea by Deborah Lee Rose & pictures by Steve Jenkins

June 13- 19

How To Catch A Mermaid by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton

June 20 – 26

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean

June 27  – July 4

The Put-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen & pictures by Dan Hanna

July 5 – 10

Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carilyn Crimi & illustrated by John Manders

July 11 – 17

Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr & illustrated by Ben Cort

July 18 – 24

There was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark! by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared Lee

July 25 – 31

Turtle Spash! Countdown at the Pond by Catheryn Falwell

Thank you Sponsors, Partners, and Donors


The Read to Me and Youth Summer Reading Challenges are sponsored by the Friends of the Library in partnership with Northwest Connection Family Resources and the Hayward Library Foundation.

This year the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Challenges are sponsored by the Hayward Library Foundation.

The Beanstack app is provided by the WI Dept. of Public Instruction.

2022 Sponsors, Partners & Donors

Partners and Donors


Cable Natural History Museum Summer Schedule


Hayward Gourmet Popcorn

Hayward School District

Lake Kids

Lynne Marie’s Candies

Redbery Books

Sawyer County Search and Rescue – Divers

Vortanz Lumber


Paul Mitchell

Judy Young

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
Saturday 10am-1pm


Curbside pickup is available during library hours.  Call ahead at 715-634-2161.

Library Closures

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