Little Free Libraries are now located in seven parks around Hays. The libraries are small structures that contain books to be enjoyed by members of the community. The only request is that when someone takes a book, that person also leaves a book for someone else to enjoy.

Little Free Libraries have been in place at Hays Aquatic Park and Seven Hills Park for several years. To reach out to more neighborhoods, libraries have recently been installed at Frontier Park, Aubel Bickle Park, Ekey Park, Kiwanis Park and the Hays Dog Park.

“The library is excited to spread literacy by providing Hays residents with some of our resources in their own neighborhoods,” said Samantha Gill, adult librarian. “We also want to thank Jeff Boyle and the Hays Parks Department for installing the libraries. This project would not have been possible without their support.” 

A main component of the Little Free Libraries are the sponsors who volunteer for a year to keep the libraries stocked with books donated through the Hays Public Library.

“Their contribution to this fun project is greatly appreciated,” Gill said.

A map of the library locations is available at You can find out more about this and other library programs by calling (785) 625-9014.