Children’s Programs

Story Time

Meets every Wed at 11 am throughout the Fall (see calendar for specific dates and topics).


Summer Reading

Join us in our summer reading program which encourages readers of all ages to READ 🙂 More information here


Scholastic Book Fair

TBD 2022 [ Thanks to all who shopped in our 2021 book fair, it was a HUGE success! ]
The book fair transforms our library into a mini-book store that offers books, posters, games, school supplies and more at very reasonable prices and the profits benefit the library.  Each year, the Friends kicks off the book sale with a bake sale and at the end of the week, there are prize drawings to win a book from the fair.


Bern F. Giannini Young Reader Awards – An Annual Summer Program

Each August, the library staff nominate 5 young readers between the ages of 9 to 15 and ask them to bring to a book to the interview that has touched them and inspired them to read more. The BFG Young Reader Award winners receive a certificate and a gift card to purchase books at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs. The bookstore also generously donates two gift cards to the award program. The Young Reader Awards began in 2006 and has been awarded each year with the exception of 2020. The Library and the Friends and Family of Ms. Giannini hope to continue the tradition next summer.

Bern Giannini lived in Hayden during the summers for most of her adult life and moved to Hayden permanently after she retired. She was a lifelong reader of enormous proportions. She read biographies, mysteries, political analysis, humor, novels, just about anything on Western History or Colorado and John Wesley Powell, pretty much any book on any subject that caught her eye or that someone recommended to her.

Bern also loved talking with children. She was famous for engaging young people in discussions on real issues and for supporting their interest in reading. She gave books as gifts but more importantly she supported readers and was interested in what children were reading.

The BFG Young Reader awards are a joint project of the Hayden Public Library, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and friends and family of Bern F. Giannini.