Summer Reading

Adult, Ages 18+

Adult Summer Reading

We believe that summer reading isn’t just for kids! At Haywood County Libraries, summer reading for adults means visiting your library, getting great book suggestions and winning prizes. This year, celebrate the theme “Tales and Tails” and participate in our favorite summer activity…reading! Haywood County Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program runs Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, July 30. Area adults are invited to celebrate this year’s theme through reading, listening, and watching. Sign up and get your goodie bag at any branch and receive a reusable tote bag filled with suggested reading brochures, a sweet treat and a chance to win some great prizes with a scratch-off library lottery ticket.  The first and second place prizes include Biltmore Day Passes or a Kindle Fire, NC Arboretum Passes, WNC Nature Center Passes and more! Prizes will be awarded Monday, August 9.

All Summer Reading Programs generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call 828.452.5169 (Waynesville) or 828. 648.2924 (Canton).

Youth, Ages 1-17


Jump into a summer of fun reading and learning with our Tails & Tales-themed Summer Reading Program. Pick up your challenge card from any library branch. The program runs June 1 - July 30, 2021, for ages 1-17. Complete the challenge card by reading, doing acts of kindness, watching virtual library programs, completing Take & Make kits, and there is Parent's Choice! When you reach halfway on your challenge card, bring it in for a small prize. Halfway prizes will be available beginning June 30. Finishers will receive a free book pick and be entered in a drawing for a grand prize. Prizes available at the Canton or Waynesville branches. If you have questions, contact Lisa at 828.356.2511 or Hollie at 828.356.2567.

Program Lineup

Menagerie Mondays

This is an exciting Summer Reading program where we’ll learn all about animals each week! This is a virtual program ideal for all ages.

Wild Wednesdays 

This is a special Summer Reading program where tweens can learn how to make all kinds of cool stuff like DIY lip balm and circuit bugs! This is a virtual program ideal for kids ages 8-12.

Tunes & Tales Thursdays

This is a special weekly Summer Reading storytime featuring songs, rhymes, tales, and crafts. This program is a virtual program ideal for preschoolers, but kids of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun!

Fun Fridays: Teen Edition

This is a special Summer Reading program that occurs every other Friday. Join in to learn make some cool crafts like DIY candles and tie-dye pillowcases. This is a virtual program ideal for teens ages 13-17.

Fun Fridays: STEAM Edition

This is a special Summer Reading program that occurs every other Friday. Join us in conducting exciting STEAM projects and experiments. This is a virtual program ideal for kids ages 5-12.