Hayward Library Foundation Winter Newsletter

    Scroll down for our Holiday Letter, an HLF financial update, and our new PayPal Giving opportunity!   Dear Library Supporter: The frosty temperatures and falling snow remind us that the holiday season is again upon us. The pandemic makes us appreciate our family and friends even more, as the tradition of gathering together…

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Authors Night in June 2020

We are planning to bring Jeff Nania back. He has a new book out: Spider Lake: Book 2 of the Northern Lakes Mysteries (https://www.facebook.com/jeffnaniaauthor/). Jeff and his family always plan to come to Spider Lake during Musky Fest. We hope to host him then, otherwise we will reschedule.

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Titanic Dinner in April 2021

We are excited about our “Titanic Dinner” featuring cuisine from the Titanic’s own menus and local actors personifying various passengers from the Titanic. Interested? Check out the book The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining, & Style by Veronica Hinke. Want to help? Join our planning group for Author’s Nights or the Titanic Dinner!…

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Weiss Library Response to COVID-19

Our library is doing so much to help during this crisis. The following is only a part of everything they are offering: a plan for curbside pickup (details will be on website, Facebook, and the Sawyer County Record free wi-fi available 24/7 in the library parking lot – no password is necessary temporary library cards during…

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Book Review by Board Member Marty Zych

The Library Book by Susan Orlean I am not a regular reader of non-fiction, so when it was recommended to me I wasn’t in a rush to read this book.  It was described as the story of the 1987 fire in the Los Angeles library. After I started reading it, I quickly realized this book was…

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Your Hayward Library Foundation, Ltd. is a 501(c(3) nonprofit organization established in 2011 to build a bridge to the future of the Sherman and Ruth Weiss Community Library. The foundation’s sole purpose is to create an endowment and use income from its investments to provide supplemental financial support for the library. While public demand for books, e-books, videos and other library services continues to grow, sources of financial support have diminished and will continue to do so. Tax-based sources provide only a portion of total operating costs, less than half.

Our Library Needs Funding

At the current pace, available financial reserves will be depleted. In response, the foundation is asking individuals, businesses and organizations to join in our campaign—“a bridge to the future.” In just three years, and with your help, we will create a $2 million endowment, and income from its investments will support the library in perpetuity. Only income from this legacy, and not gifts themselves, will be used to supplement financial shortfalls.