Summer Reading

Adult, Ages 18+

Adult Summer Reading 2022

Don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer! Join the Adult Summer Reading Challenge beginning June 1st. Register at any library location and receive a reusable bag filled with everything you need to get you started on your “Mountains to Sea” book trail journey. Our state is just brimming with great literature and music so let the Summer Reading Challenge guide you in experiencing the bounty. Every participant that completes the activity sheet will receive a gift so sign up and join the fun!

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

Youth Summer Reading 2022

It’s warming up outside and the library would like to invite you to join the Summer Reading fun! There’s something for all ages during the months of June and July.

How Does It Work?

The Haywood County Public Library Summer Reading challenge takes place from June 1 through July 29. Completed challenge sheets will be accepted until August 5. Register at any library branch and pick up your starter bag with the challenge sheet and some goodies! Each task you complete - listed on the challenge sheet - or 5 minutes spent reading or listening to an audiobook equal 5 points. Once you reach the designated number of points listed on your challenge sheet, visit either the Waynesville or Canton locations to pick up a prize! Every additional set of points, you can choose another prize. At the end of summer, bring in the completed form to get a free book and be entered for a chance to win one of the grand prize baskets full of goodies and passes to fun places like the skating rink and trampoline park!

Are There Things To Do Besides Read?

All summer long the library will have special programs, performers, and kits full of crafts and DIY activities for you to do! Each activity you participate in will earn you bonus points that go towards earning prizes. Check our event calendar for more detailed information regarding the Summer Reading program and event schedule.