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Donating Materials:

Much of our library material comes from generous contributions made by the community and by visitors. When items are donated, first staff checks if we can use them on our shelves.  If not needed, items are sold in our Friends of the Library Used Book Shop

Either way, your donation benefits the library.   The Friends use proceeds from the Used Book Room to purchase items the library needs, but are not covered in the regular budget. 

We welcome the donations of gently-used books, current magazines, CDs and DVDs. Please do NOT donate items with missing covers, heavy dirt, animal residue, water or smoke damage, mold or bad smells. 

If you have a large quanity of donations or want to ensure they are within donation guidelines, please call the library first at 715-634-2161.

Monetary Donations:

With the new facility come new costs. Expanding from 5,000 square feet in the lovely old Carnegie building to nearly 14,000 square feet means higher heat, electric and water bills. Also the library continues to raise funds for furnishings and new technology. The City of Hayward handles the library's accounting and allows us to be under their insurance umbrella. As our primary funding agent for operating expenses, Sawyer County has been generous. However, the county does not fund the library one hundred percent. We need your help to maintain the facility and to respond to the ever increasing needs and expectations of our community and visitors.

Please print, fill out and return a library Donation Form with your monetary gift. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please make checks payable to:

Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library                
10788 State Hwy 27/77
PO Box 917
Hayward, WI 54843

The library cannot accept gifts via credit card at this time.

Our spacious and busy library provides many volunteer opportunities. Although library statistics have doubled and the square footage nearly tripled, finances dictate that we've only been able to add one additional employee since the move.  Consequently, our volunteers are real lifesavers.

Volunteer coordinator Donna Yackel schedules volunteers for two-hour sessions on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis. Volunteers shelve returned items, assist with paperwork, create bookmarks, make sure items are in order on the shelves and more! The library staff is grateful for all our volunteers generously sharing their time and effort .

During this process, we have found that a few guidelines are essential. To ensure the safety of children, adult customers and staff, we are asking each volunteer to fill in a Volunteer Application Form. The form also gives volunteers the chance to indicate their areas of interest.

If you would like more information on volunteering for the library, please print out theabove form and mail it/drop it off.  Or, you may contact Donna Yackel at PO Box 748, Hayward, WI 54843; dnyackel@charter.net. She will contact you to discuss the opportunities!

Note: To volunteer in the Friends of the Library Book Room, please send in a completed Friends of the Library Membership Application to the Friends at PO Box or drop off in the Friends Book Room.


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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