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Haywood County NCWorks Career Center will be at the Waynesville & Canton branches the first Friday of every month from 1:15pm-4:45pm in the computer area to assist with job searching, resume preparation, and basic computer skills. For more information, call 828.456.6061.



Enjoy reading while walking along the Richland Creek Trail at Vance Street Park in Waynesville. Pages from a children's picture book are placed in display posts within sight-distance of one another. Get lost in a book while exercising and spread the joy of reading! 

The Storywalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. This Storywalk® was made possible by the Medford Fund from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Haywood County Public Library Foundation.


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Waynesville (828) 452-5169  
678 South Haywood Street 
Waynesville, NC 28786

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-6pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday Closed

Canton (828) 648-2924
11 Pennsylvania Avenue
Canton, NC 28716

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-6pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9am-7pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:30pm-5pm

Maggie Valley (828) 356-2541
3987 Soco Road 
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Tuesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm

Fines Creek (828) 627-0146   
190 Fines Creek Road 
Clyde, NC 28721

Monday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm


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. Email to join the Adult Programming list for the Waynesville Library.

There will be no storytimes at the Canton Library during August. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Drowning in a Sea of Zucchini • Thursday, August 16, 2018 • 2:00PM • Waynesville Library Tired of paying people to take this prolific vegetable off your hands? Come learn some inventive and unique ways to use it up! Participants will be sampling some dishes and will leave with recipes and instructions. Registration required. Contact Kathy 828-356-2508 or

Plan your Fall Garden • Thursday, August 16, 2018 • 5:30 PM • Canton Library Join Hughes Roberts, a Master Gardener volunteer, to learn about vegetables that can be planted in a fall garden. The presentation will include a tour of the Giving Garden at the Canton Library where principles of low labor, small space gardening are demonstrated. For more information, call 828-648-2924.

Stuffed Animal Story time • Friday, August 17, 2018 and Monday, August 20 • 12:00PM • Strand Theater Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a very special library story time featuring Winnie the Pooh at the Strand Theater. All ages are welcome and will receive free popcorn.

FOL Concert Series featuring One Leg Up • Saturday, August 18, 2018 • 3:00PM • Waynesville Library "One Leg Up" is a long time library concert favorite! 5 piece gypsy jazz band. No registration required. Brought to you by the FOL and the HC Arts Council. For more information, call 828-452-5169.

Storywalk • August 2018 • Anytime • Canton Library Enjoy a story while walking through our beautiful Giving Garden. Complete the activity card (available at the desk) for a chance to win a prize. For more information, call 828-648-2924.


TumbleBook Library – Children’s eBooks, Videos, Language Learning, and More!


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2014 Community Pride Awards for the Giving Garden at the Canton Library and the Seed Library at the Waynesville Library.

2014 North Carolina Public Library Directors Association's Adult Program Award for a medium-sized library for the Giving Garden at the Canton Library.

2016 North Carolina Public Library Directors Association's Service & Innovation Award for the Las Bibliotequitas / Little Libraries outreach project.

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.