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Welcome to Haywood County Public Library: Summer Reading Children/Teen Program

2018 Youth Summer Reading Program: LIBRARIES ROCK!

LIBRARIES ROCK this summer for the 2018 Summer Reading Program!! 
Kids can register anytime beginning June 1st in the Waynesville children's department or at the Canton front desk

This year participants will receive Reading Challenge Cards. Complete & turn in the card to receive a free book pick!

Cards may be turned in at any point after July 1st. 

Finish by July 24th for a free family ticket to the Asheville Tourists Baseball Game on July 24th!

Bonus Prizes:  Your name will be entered in a drawing for other great prizes, such as passes to the Canton Pool, Waynesville Recreation Center,  Fantasy Golf, Tweetsie Railroad, Santa’s Land, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, and WNC Nature Center. 

Bonus Prize winners will be contacted the week of August 6th.

This year, due to limited space and safety concerns, some programs will require tickets. Tickets will be available one hour before the program begins on a first come, first served basis. These programs are marked with Due to space limitations, large groups (i.e summer camps) cannot be accommodated. 

For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Lisa Hartzell 828-356-2511 (Waynesville) or Deanna Lyles 828-648-2924 (Canton).

*** No events will be held at the Waynesville Library from July 23rd - August 4th due to the Friends of the Library Book Sale. 

6/7   Special Rompin Stompin' Storytime/Preschool Summer Reading sign-up @ 10:30am      
6/14       Special Movers & Shakers Storytime/Preschool Summer Reading Sign up event @ 11:00am  
6/19   Libraries Rock Kick off event @ 4:30 pm  

Snakes Alive with Ron Cromer Shows @11am and 2pm First Methodist Church, Waynesville

6/20       Geology Rocks @ 10:00am (registration required)  
6/21   Crooning Critters with Balsam Mountain Trust @2:00pm     Crooning Critters with Balsam Mountain Trust at 10:30am   
6/25       Musical Mondays @ 10:30am (registration required)  
6/26   Professor Whizzpop @10:30am   Professor Whizzpop  @2:00pm  
6/28       Soil Explorations @ 2:00pm  (registration required)  
7/2       Musical Mondays @ 10:30am (registration required)   
7/5       Goods from the woods @ 2:00pm   (registration required)  
7/9       Musical Mondays @ 10:30am  (registration required)  

Creative Movement @ 10:30am (wear comfortable clothes)

Hydraulics experiments @ 2:00pm  (registration required)

7/12   Wildlife Wonders with Animals Around the World @ 2:00   Wildlife Wonders with Animals Around the World @10:30am​ at First United Methodist Church  
7/16       Musical Mondays@ 10:30am  (registration required)  
7/17       Science of Sound @ 10:30am  (registration required)  
7/18   Creative Movement @10:30am  

Experiments with Circuits @ 2:00pm (registration required)

7/23          Learning about sound @ 3pm
7/25   Birds of Prey @10:30am      Rocks and fossils  @  3pm
7/30          Homemade musical   instruments @3pm
8/1   Geology Rocks @ 10:30am (registration required)      STEM exploration with Maker Kit @3pm
8/6       Musical Mondays @ 10:30am (registration required)  
8/7        Library Escape Room! @ 2:00pm (registration required)  

Stuntology @ 1:30pm

End of Summer Party 2:30pm


Stuntology @ 10:30am​ 

End of Summer Ice Cream party @ 11:30am

8/13       Musical Mondays @ 10:30 (registration required) Show off what you have learned!  





Special Thanks!

The library would like to say a very special thanks to all the local businesses who donated to the Summer Reading Program.

We appreciate all your support and care for the children of Haywood County. 

Waynesville Recreation Center

Town of Canton Pool

Burger King

Taco Bell

Kentucky Fried Chicken- Waynesville



Pizza Hut

Fantasy Golf

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Cherokee Phoenix Theater

Jack the Dipper Ice Cream 

Santa's Land

Friends of the Western North Carolina Nature Center

Asheville Tourists Baseball Club

Hands On Children's Museum

Tweetsie Railroad