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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.

Candle-Making Class • Thursday, Feb. 5 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Back by popular demand! Learn how to make beeswax candles. All supplies will be provided. Sign-up required: (828) 648-2924.

Anime Club • Monday, Feb. 9 • 4:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Enjoy snacks and watch anime on the big screen in the auditorium. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Lego Club • Tuesday, Feb. 10 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library We supply the legos; kids supply the creativity! Sign-up required: (828) 648-2924.

Crafty Kids • Wednesday, Feb. 11 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Kids in pre-K through 5th grade are invited to listen to stories, make chalkboard paint, and eat tasty treats.

Alternative Financing for Small Business Owners • Thursday, Feb. 12 • Noon • Waynesville Library A workshop luncheon brought to you by Haywood Community College's Small Business Center and the library. Lunch provided. To register: (828) 627-4512 or

Saturday Story Time • Saturday, Feb. 14 • 10:30 a.m. • Waynesville Library Join us for a fun weekend story time. We will read books, sing songs, and make a take-home craft.

Sunday Concert Series: Richard Hurley • Sunday, Feb. 15 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Richard Hurley (guitar/vocals) will perform songs inspired by our area at 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.

Explore Alternative Healing Therapies • Tuesday, Feb. 17 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library This event will feature three local practitioners of the following therapies: E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique) Quantum Touch, Reiki and Healing Touch. There will be handouts and refreshments served. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

DIY for Adults & Teens: T-Shirt Pillows • Wednesday, Feb. 18 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Learn how to make pillows out of T-shirts by hand-stitching! You can bring your own T-shirt, or we'll have extras available. All other supplies provided. Sign-up required: (828) 648-2924.

Saturday Concert Series: One Leg Up • Saturday, Feb. 21 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Gypsy jazz band One Leg Up 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.





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