Hayward High School's library is open on weekdays from 8:30AM to 5PM. Students may visit the library during nutrition, lunch and after school. Students who come to the library during class time should obtain permission from their teacher and are required to sign in on the laptop at the front desk when they enter.
The library is a communal space that reflects our diverse school community. There are books and artwork depicting varied ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, genders, (dis)abilities, religions, family configurations and socioeconmic statuses. Recommended fiction, biographies / memoirs, poetry, plays, short story / essay collections and graphic novels are always on display. The purpose of Hayward High's library is to lend books to students / staff, offer access to reference resources and provide computer / printing services. The library also serves as a venue for programs. Cocurricular events and guest speaker presentations take place here. Students are encouraged to come to the library to study, read, attend functions, use technology or relax.
Expectations for Library Use
1. Be responsible
2. Be respectful
For Teachers Bringing Their Students to the Library
Step 1: Contact Ms. Walker in person or via email with potential times for scheduling and to explain the purpose of your class visit.
Step 2: Ms. Walker will send you a Google calendar invite to confirm date and time.
Step 3: Please email or drop off a paper copy of the assignment and/or research topics at least 24 hours in advance of the visit.
"Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange...When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of the larger human experience." -Rudine Sims Bishop.