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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Closing Notice

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Waynesville Library will be closing from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Canton Library will be closing from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the library staff's annual holiday luncheon.

All library branches will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Tuesday, Dec. 27, for the Christmas holiday. Happy holidays!


2016 Library Awards

HCPL is the recipient of the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association's 2016 Service & Innovation Award. The library was bestowed this honor for its Las Bibliotequitas / Little Libraries project.

HCPL was awarded a 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.


Library Newsletter

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.

Beginning January 2017, the Family-Friendly Movie on the second Wednesday will begin at 10 a.m. instead of 9:45 a.m.

Library Task Force Meeting • Monday, Dec. 12 • 4 p.m. • Waynesville Library The Library Task Force will meet to discuss the library system's strategic plan in the auditorium. Open to the public.

Waynesville Library Book Club • Monday, Dec. 12 • 5:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Members alternate choosing books to discuss over refreshments. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

Second Tuesday Movie Group • Tuesday, Dec. 13 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Watch a movie on the big screen in the library's auditorium. Popcorn provided. For movie title and more information, call (828) 452-5169.

Construction Zone • Tuesday, Dec. 13 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Kids ages 6-12 are invited to come construct with library-provided Legos. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Plug In and Read • Wednesday, Dec. 14 • 2 p.m. • Canton Library Preschoolers learn early literacy skills with the help of technology. Plus, try out educational apps on iPads and receive a free take-home activity. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Teen Movie • Wednesday, Dec. 14 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Teens are invited to watch a movie on the big screen and enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn. For movie title and more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Beginners Chess Club • Friday, Dec. 15 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Learn how to play chess with champion chess player Bruce Goodwin. Open to all ages. For more informtation, call (828) 648-2924.

Homeschoolers Book Explorers • Monday, Dec. 19 • 2 p.m. • Canton Library Homeschoolers aged 8-12 read a book from a genre then meet to share and discuss. Plus, snacks, a hands-on activity and time to socialize. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Full STEAM Ahead • Tuesday, Dec. 20 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Kids explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on activities at this monthly program. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Family Story Time • Wednesday, Dec. 21 • 10:30 a.m. • Fines Creek Library Young children enjoy stories, music and a craft. For more information, call (828) 356-2561.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting • Wednesday, Dec. 21 • 11 a.m. • Waynesville Library The Board of Trustees will meet. Board meetings are open to the public. For more information, call (828) 356-2504.

Library/Senior Resource Book Club • Wednesday, Dec. 21 • 2 p.m. • AT THE SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER The group alternates fiction and nonfiction books. Books are available at the Senior Resource Center on Elmwood Road. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

For the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.




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