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.
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.
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Waynesville (828) 452-5169
678 South Haywood Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
11 Pennsylvania Avenue
Canton, NC 28716
3987 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Fines Creek (828) 627-0146
190 Fines Creek Road
Clyde, NC 28721
Upcoming Free Events
All events are free to attend thanks to the generous support of The Friends of the Library.
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The Seed Library is now open for the season!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Construction Zone • Tuesday, Feb. 28 • 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.
Teen Advisory Group Meeting • Wednesday, March 1 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Enjoy snacks while discussing YA books and planning teen events. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party • Thursday, March 2 • 3:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library All ages are invited to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss! For more information, call (828) 356-2511.
Caring for Your Houseplants • Thursday, March 2 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Teens and adults are invited to learn how to groom, divide and re-pot houseplants with N.C. Arboretum Greenhouse Manager June Jolley. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.
Beginners Chess Club • Friday, March 3 • 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.