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Hays Public Library


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Hays Public Library A nationally-recognized leader for outstanding per capita usage, renovated and expanded in 2003 to match the original 1911 Carnegie library. The 39,000 square foot facility has an extensive book collection. It is also home to a dynamic young adult section, a beautiful gallery, a bookstore and an extensive Kansas collection with information about Hays, Ellis County, the Western U.S., genealogy, Volga Germans, and Hays historical walking tours. Just to the north of the library building is a marker with a bronze plaque that pays tribute and honors those men and women that served at the World War I.I. Army Air Base located east of Hays near the community of Walker.

Lower level - Kansas Collection; Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Genre Books
Main Floor - Adult Department: New Books, Largeprint Books, Audio Books, Periodicals, Reference,
Non-English Materials, Video, Art, Internet & Reference Computers
Second Floor - Children's Department; Young Adult Department


Admission: Free admission
Hours: See our website for hours
Address: 1205 Main - Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-625-9014
Our Website:www.hayspublib.org

Come visit us in Hays, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hays Aquatic Park

The Hays Aquatic Park is the ideal place to cool off and enjoy some summer fun. The H.A.P. is located on approximately 3.5 acres of land and is located at 4th & Main. There are three bodies of water (lazy river, leisure pool, multi-purpose pool)

Hays, KS Water Parks

Buffalo Herd

Located on US-183 Alternate, four miles south of I-70 and directly across from Historic Fort Hays is a small herd of buffalo. Free admission and visitors are welcome to view the herd from either the road that goes through Frontier Park or the access road south of the buffalo herd pasture.

Hays, KS Pioneer Life

Historic Fort Hays

Fort Hays was an important US Army post which was active from 1865 until 1889

Hays, KS Forts

Boot Hill Cemetery

The original Boot Hill was located in Hays not Dodge City, as many people believe. In fact, when Dodge City was founded in 1872, the Hays City Boot Hill was well populated. Mrs. Elizabeth Custer spent the summers of 1869 and 1870

Hays, KS Cemeteries

Mt. Allen Cemetery Tree Swings

As with many of the cemetery stories and records that date back to 100

Hays, KS Cemeteries

Things to do Libraries near Hays, KS

Belleville Public Libraray WPA Exhibit

Collection of prints of Kansas landmarks, Kansas wildflower paintings, wooden models and dolls. Library also has free wire...