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Save the Old Hayward Library

This petition had 156 supporters

On Tuesday, September 15th, at 7pm the Hayward City Council will sign the contract to start construction of a new $60+ million dollar Main Library. The plan also includes tearing down the Old Library - built in the 1950’s - which will be replaced with a plaza and water collection system. The MINIMUM bid to build the plaza (no restrooms) with pavers is $5.2 million!

Our Idea: Repurpose the Old Library and turn it into a Creative Community Space! The building needs renovation, but why dump it into landfill?

Our Mission: To improve and revitalize the Hayward community by providing an open place for art and community work created and presented by local artists, artisans, craftspeople, creators, and community members, organizations and artistic institutions.

We embrace the notion that everyone benefits from access to artistic and creative efforts in a convenient, aesthetic and accessible environment, and that using the existing Hayward Library as the site for a Hayward Creative Community Space once the new 21st Century Library is operational will directly enhance the plaza through these public uses.

Here's an article written by Michael Wallace with more information.

PLEASE SIGN this PETITION so we can present it to the Hayward City Council on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, at 7pm.

Please attend the meeting in City Hall, so you can hear the discussion and voice your opinion regarding how your tax dollars are being spent. 

Please also contact the City Council with your personal views before Sept 15th! You may email all members at or go here to contact individual council members.

The Hayward Arts Council, Sun Gallery, A.R.T. Inc., individuals at HARD, members of the staff and faculty at Chabot College, and the Friends of the Arts at California State University East Bay support the creation of this center.

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