Library Building
Beautiful seating area

The Hayward Library Foundation, Ltd. is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2011 to provide supplementary financial support for the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library.

The public demand for children’s and adults’ library services is growing rapidly. But times are tough and governmental support is waning. The Foundation exists to enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based support through private fundraising from individuals, businesses and foundations.


Kids program at the library

This supplemental funding will make the difference between an adequate public library and one that meets the current and future needs of our community – a library of which we all may continue to be proud.

Income generated by gifts to the Foundation is used to support the library, not the actual gifts themselves. Additionally, the Foundation's administrative expenses such as license fees, postage, stationery and promotion are covered by funding from the Friends of the Library and similar entities.