Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

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Effective immediately, the Library and Friends of the Hays Public Library will cease accepting donations of print items published prior to 2010 indefinitely. Click Here for the full memo.

The Friends of the Hays Public Library are dedicated to making our library’s services the best possible. We are a diverse group of individuals and through our passion for learning, we want  to promote the growth, development, and greatest possible use of the Hays Public Library to meet community needs.

That’s why every penny spent at the Friends bookstore  or given in donation at a Friends event is put back into the library. So, whether you want to become a Friend, stick around to volunteer/intern, or decide to stop in to pick up a few books, you will be giving back to your library.

Gallery Bookstore

Located on the first floor of the Hays Public Library just inside of the Schmidt Gallery, the Gallery Bookstore is your destination for gently used books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, Video Games, and more! The Gallery Bookstore obtains its written, visual and audio materials through generous donations by library patrons and the general public as well as items that have been withdrawn from the Hays Public Library collection.

Bookstore Hours

The bookstore is currently closed.


Benefits of Membership:

  • 10% discount at the Gallery Bookstore
  • Exclusive early access to book sales
  • Invitation to the annual meeting to get insider’s access to library planning and innovations
  • The “warm and fuzzy” feeling you get when you give back to your community

Membership Levels:

  • Individual – $5
  • Lifetime Individual – $200
  • Student (under 18) – $1
  • Family – $15
  • Patron – $25
  • Sustaining – $100
  • Organization – $100


To see the current bylaws for the Friends of the Hays Public Library, Click Here.

Annual Newsletter