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Welcome to Haywood County Public Library  

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Closing Notice

All library branches will be closed Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday.


E-Readers Now Available for Check-Out!

Curious about e-readers? Kindles and Nooks are now available for check-out from the library! The e-readers are pre-loaded with a variety of titles. Patrons 18 years or older with library cards in good standing (no fines) are eligible to check-out an e-reader. Ask our friendly library staff for more information.


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

Photowalk with Robert Ludlow and Lori Johnson • Saturday, April 12 • 4 p.m. • Lake Junaluska Go on a guided photowalk led by professional photographers around picturesque Lake Junaluska! Meet and return at the Lake Junaluska tennis court lot. No special equipment required. Just bring your camera and a sense of adventure! Sign-up is required. To sign-up or for more information, call (828) 356-2507.

#MyNCLibrary National Library Week Challenge • Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18  #MyNCLibrary is a state-wide library advocacy project that gives library patrons fun challenges to complete -- and a chance to win prizes! -- during National Library Week. Complete all 5 challenges to enter yourself into a drawing for 4 grand prizes. Visit the library's Facebook page every day for the challenge! Help us share why libraries are important!

Evening Story Time • Tuesday, April 15 • 5:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library A story time for children ages 4-8 that will include stories, songs, and a craft. Books by author Mo Willems, including Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, will be featured. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Teen Poetry Month Celebration • Wednesday, April 16 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Teens are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month by creating "found" poems using old magazines and books. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Seed Starting 101 • Thursday, April 17 • 5:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Learn the basics of starting seeds to later be planted in the garden with Master Gardener Jim Janke. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Poetry Show to Celebrate National Poetry Month • Monday, April 28 • 5 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Canton poet and author Michael Beadle will present original, classical and contemporary poetry in a free performance celebrating National Poetry Month. All ages are welcome! For more information, call (828) 648-2924.





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