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Welcome to Haywood County Public Library: About Us

BRANCH INFORMATION

Waynesville

Waynesville Branch

678 South Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
828.452.5169 Phone
828.452.6746 Fax

HOURS

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


Kathy Vossler, Director kathy.vossler@haywoodcountync.gov 356.2504
Caroline Roten, Assistant Library Director caroline.roten@haywoodcountync.gov 356.2518
Kathy Olsen, Adult Services Librarian kathy.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov 356.2507
Donna Surles, Outreach Services Librarian donna.surles@haywoodcountync.gov 356.2519
Lisa Hartzell, Youth Services Librarian lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov 356.2511


Canton

Canton Branch 

11 Pennsylvania Avenue, Canton, NC 28716
828.648.2924 Phone
828.648.0377 Fax

HOURS

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


Jennifer Stuart, Manager and Adult & Teen Services Librarian jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov 356.2561
Deanna Lyles, Youth Services Librarian deanna.lyles@haywoodcountync.gov 356.2563

Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley Branch

Town Hall
3987 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
828.356.2541 Phone
828.356.2549 Fax

HOURS

Tuesday, Thursday 9am-5pm

Fines Creek

Fines Creek Branch

Fines Creek Community Building
190 Fines Creek Road, Clyde, NC 28721
828.627.0146 Phone

HOURS

Monday, Wednesday 9am-5pm

MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

Mission Statement: Inspiring our community to connect, discover, and grow.

Library Vision:

  • Offer the tools and resources to enable people to learn
  • Meet and anticipate the changing needs of the community
  • Provide reliable, excellent, friendly service to all
  • Stand together to serve all citizens
  • Bring people together to learn from each other

Core Values:

  • Lifelong Learning 
  • Service to the Community
  • Customer Service 
  • Teamwork 
  • Reliability

STORYWALK AT VANCE STREET PARK

    

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.

YOUR AWARD-WINNING LIBRARY

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.