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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.

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!

Movers and Shakers storytime at the Waynesville Library has been canceled due to illness. 

Beginners Chess Club • Friday, March 31 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Learn how to play chess with champion chess player Bruce Goodwin. Open to all ages ages. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Friends of the Library Concert: The Bull Moose Party • Sunday, April 2 • 3 p.m. • Canton Library The Bull Moose Party will perform bluegrass, country and old-time as part of the Friends of the Library Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

ADULTing 101B: Mock Interviews • Monday, April 3 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Teens are invited to register for a spot to practice their interviewing skills with a panel of community professionals. To register or for more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Waynesville Library Book Club • Monday, April 3 • 5:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Members alternate choosing books to discuss over refreshments. For information about joining, call (828) 356-2507.

Backyard Birding • Tuesday, April 4 • 4 p.m. • Waynesville Library Learn about attracting and identifying birds in your backyard with Balsam Mountain Trust. Open to all ages. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

TED Talk Discussion Series #2 • Wednesday, April 5 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library Watch author Elizabeth Gilbert's talk on "Your Elusive Creative Genius" and discuss over refreshments. Sign-up is required: (828) 356-2507.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting • Wednesday, April 5 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Teens are invited to enjoy snacks while discussing books and planning library displays and events. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

For the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.




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