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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Closing Notice

All libraries will be closed on Friday, Feb. 17, for staff training.


NEW! NC Kids Digital Library

Click here to learn how to borrow eBooks and more from the NC Kids Digital Library, a new resource for kids in pre-K through 4th grade.


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.

Library News * Event Listings * Book Reviews * Trivia

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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!

Canton Book Club • Thursday, Feb. 16 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Members alternate choosing books, which are available for pick up at the Canton Library prior to meetings. Refreshments served. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Friends of the Library Concert: One Leg Up • Saturday, Feb. 18 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Gypsy jazz band One Leg Up will perform as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Friends of the Library Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Fan Art & Fan Fiction Contest • Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 24 • Canton Library Open to youth in grades 5-12. Fan fiction: write a story about a book character you love. Fan art: draw a picture of a book character you love. Entry packet available at the front desk of the Canton Library or email

Construction Zone • Tuesday, Feb. 21 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Kids ages 6-12 are invited to build with Legos provided by the library. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Fact or Fiction? How to Spot Fake News • Tuesday, Feb. 21 • 4 p.m. • Waynesville Library Open to teens and adults, participants will learn how to spot fake news, why there's a need to analyze sources of information and tips on recognizing reliable information. For more information, call (828) 356-2531.

DIY @ the Library: Cinnamon Orange Air Fresheners • Thursday, Feb. 23 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Learn how to make cinnamon orange air fresheners. Supplies provided. Registration required: (828) 356-2507.

Starting Plants from Seed • Friday, Feb. 24 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library Master Gardener Jim Janke will teach this popular class on how to start plants from seed. Registration required: (828) 356-2507.

Beginners Chess Club • Friday, Feb. 24 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Learn how to play chess with champion chess player Bruce Goodwin. For all ages. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

For the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.




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