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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Holiday Closing Notice

All library branches will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Dec. 28, as well as on Thursday, Jan. 1, for the holidays.

Happy Holidays!


Community Broadband Survey

The Haywood Broadband Initiative is a collaborative project involving local government, the Haywood County Economic Development Council, the NC Department of Commerce, and various representatives from broadband and cable companies to assess our community’s broadband needs, to identify unserved or underserved businesses and residences, and to create a map of potential demand and service assets, with the goal of attracting service providers offering expanded service and higher speed options. Your participation is essential, so please click on the following link,, at your earliest convenience. Thank you.


History Collection

The Haywood County History Collection is a body of photos and documents from the history of Haywood County. Begun as a contribution to a centennial book marking the 200th birthday of Haywood County, this remarkable collection is available to the citizens of Haywood County here. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our mountain region's colorful history.

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.

Cookin' the Books • Wednesday, Dec. 31 • 12 p.m. • Waynesville Library A book club focused on cookbooks. All members make a recipe from the chosen cookbook and bring it to share. The good and the bad aspects of the cookbook are discussed. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

Job Searching Workshop • Thursday, Jan. 8 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Goodwill's Career Connections Center will present a workshop on how to begin your job search, identify appropriate websites, network, navigate a company's employment website and more. Plus, door prizes and refreshments. Sign-up required: (828) 648-2924.

Yoga 101 • Friday, Jan. 9 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library Join local pracitioner Rose Johnson as she teaches yoga basics. Sign-up is required: (828) 356-2507.

Canton Lego Club • Tuesday, Jan. 13 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library We supply the Legos; kids supply the creativity! For children in grades 1-6. Sign-up required: (828) 648-2924.

Crafty Kids • Wednesday, Jan. 14 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Elementary school children are invited to this special storytime where they will enjoy books and making crafts. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Saturday Concert Series: Richard Shulman • Saturday, Jan. 17 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library World-renowned pianist Richard Shulman will perform a free concert as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Saturday Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call (828) 452-5169.

Sunday Concert Series: One Leg Up • Sunday, Jan. 18 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Gypsy jazz band One Leg Up will perform a free concert as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

New Digital Storytime • Tuesday, Jan. 20 • 10:30 a.m. • Canton Branch Library This storytime is designed for children ages 3-5 to learn important early literacy skills with the help of technology. Sign-up is required: (828) 648-2924.

Felted Soap Class • Tuesday, Jan. 20 • 2 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Learn how to turn a bar of soap and some colorful wool into a beautiful sudsy washcloth. Makes a great present! The class is free to attend, and all supplies are provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Sign-up is required: (828) 648-2924.




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