Friends of the Hays Public Library


Friends of the Hays Public Library Board

1205 Main St, Hays KS 67601

Library Board:
Marjorie Mueller, President
Janet Affentranger, President Elect
Jerry Kaiser, Secretary
Judy Zerr-Schamgerger, Treasurer

Young and old, working and retired, natives and newcomers, we are library patrons who treasure books, movies, music, free access to information, and all the other great resources a library can provide.  We are dedicated to improving the Hays Public Library's services and equipment for the benefit of the whole community.  We believe that our library is an important institution which improves the quality of life in Hays.

Through membership dues and fund raising efforts, the Friends have raised private money to help acquire books, video tapes, big screen TV's, microfilm readers, computers, printers, VCR's, and special speakers.

In addition, the Friends sponsor prizes and refreshments for the Summer Reading Program, organize quarterly book sales for the community, and publish The Bookmark newsletter for library patrons.

Joining the Friends is a great way to show your appreciation for the wide range fo resources and programs our library provides!


Why Join? Pre-Sales

Friends are invited to library book sales a day early, allowing first selection of best sellers, rare books, recordings, discarded furniture, and other treasures.

Volunteer Opportunites

We're a growing group!  There are many ways to get involved, help the library, and meet other Friends.  We invite all library patrons to join the Friends.  Currently, we are looking for volunteers to work in the Books, Etc. bookstore.  If you're interested, please inquire at the bookstore!

A Good Deed

The Hays Public Library is our library.  Joining as a Friend helps ensure its continued growth and strength.


Bookstore Hours 

Monday & Tuesday: 1 pm to 4 pm 

Wednesday & Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm

Friday: 10 am to 1 pm