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NC Candid Critters Project

NC Candid Critters is a statewide camera trap survey run by citizen scientists. All lovers of science and nature are invited to participate in the camera trapping and identification of local wildlife. Haywood County Public Library has cameras available for check-out to those who have completed the free online training. To sign-up and learn more, click here.


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Click below to download the latest issue of the library's newsletter, Shelf Life, or e-mail to be added to the monthly e-mail list.

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Library Locations

Waynesville (828) 452-5169  
678 South Haywood Street 
Waynesville, NC 28786

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Canton (828) 648-2924
11 Pennsylvania Avenue
Canton, NC 28716

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Maggie Valley (828) 356-2541
3987 Soco Road 
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fines Creek (828) 627-0146   
190 Fines Creek Road 
Clyde, NC 28721

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Free Events

All events are free to attend thanks to the generous support of The Friends of the Library.  

To receive e-mail notifications about upcoming events, click here to join the list for the Canton Library and e-mail to join the adult programming list for the Waynesville Library.

The Seed Library is now open for the season!

Choose Privacy • Monday, May 1 • 5 p.m. • Canton Library With today's technolocy, it is hard to tell who is tracking financial transactions, GPS locations and social networking activities. Learn how to secure your privacy online. For more information, call (828) 648-2924. 

Waynesville Library Book Club • Monday, May 1 • 5:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Members take turns selecting books to discuss over refreshments. To join or for more information, call (828) 356-2507.

Hungry for Change • Tuesday, May 2 • 5:30 p.m. • Canton Library Learn how to incorporate healthy living strategies into your life to prevent or maintain diabetes. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting • Wednesday, May 3 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Teens are invited to enjoy snacks while discussing YA books and planning events and displays. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Event • Thursday, May 4 • 3:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Kids are invited to celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts and snacks. For more information, call (828) 356-2511.

Great Decisions Series: Latin America • Thursday, May 4 • 5 p.m. • Waynesville Library Latin America will be discussed as part of this discussion series on world affairs sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Registration required: (828) 356-2507.

Writing Subcommittee of the Library Task Force Meeting • Thursday, May 11 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library The Writing Subcommittee of the Library Task Force will meet in the auditorium. Open to the public. For more information, call (828) 356-2504.

For the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.




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Your Award-Winning Library

2014 Community Pride Award for the Giving Garden at the Canton Library and the Seed Library at the Waynesville Library.

2014 North Carolina Public Library Directors Association's Adult Program Award for a medium-sized library for the Giving Garden at the Canton Library.

2016 North Carolina Public Library Directors Association's Service & Innovation Award for the Las Bibliotequitas / Little Libraries outreach project.

2016 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Plug In and Read, a digital story time that helps preschoolers get ready for school with the help of technology.

To watch a 2-minute video that highlights innovative library programs, click here.    



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