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Public Libraries

  1. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Virtual Giving Garden

    May 3, 2021, 9:00 AM - September 30, 2021, 9:15 AM

    Keep up with what's happening in the Giving Garden at the Canton Branch Library... virtually! The virtual giving garden will update every two weeks with pictures, instructional videos, and recommended books through the fall. Access this virtual program video at and on Facebook. For more information, email Jennifer at or call 828.356.2561.

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  2. Youth Summer Reading Challenge

    June 1, 2021 - July 30, 2021

    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's 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.

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  3. Adult Summer Reading Challenge

    June 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - July 30, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Summer reading for adults means getting great book suggestions and winning prizes. Celebrate the theme “Tales and Tails” and participate in our favorite summer activity...reading! Summer Reading runs Tuesday June 1st through Friday, July 30th. Area adults are invited to celebrate this year’s theme through reading, listening and watching. Sign up and grab your goodie bag at any branch and receive a reusable tote bag filled with; suggested reading brochures, a library lottery ticket and a fun little giveaway. Return the bingo card for a chance at winning some great prizes such as; Biltmore House Day Passes, a Kindle Fire, Arboretum passes, WNC Nature Center passes and more! Prizes will be awarded Monday, August 9th. For more information, visit or call (828) 452-5169 (Waynesville) or (828) 648-2924 (Canton).

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  4. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Fun Friday: STEAM Edition - Owl Pellets

    June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM @ Waynesville Library

    What to see what an owl had for dinner? We can do that by dissecting, or taking apart an owl pellet. Most birds cannot chew their food, and owls are no exception. Owls usually swallow their prey whole. When an owl has eaten its stomach cannot digest the fur, bones, teeth, feathers, and insect shells from their food. All these parts are formed into a little bundle or pellet inside the owl and are later SPIT UP. By dissecting the pellet, you can tell a lot about an owl’s diet. Access to this virtual program will be available beginning June 25 at and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. Owl Pellet Dissection Kits will be available to pick up at the Waynesville and Canton Branch Libraries starting June 25. For more information, email Lisa at or call 828.356.2511.

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  5. Monarchs in the Garden!

    June 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Canton Library

    Learn how to provide nourishment and shelter for monarch butterflies throughout their lifecycle! Join Master Gardener Marcia Tate in the Giving Garden at the Canton Branch Library for a lesson on how to turn your backyard into a Monarch Waystation and receive a native plant for your garden. Class size is limited - call and save your spot today! Current safety guidelines will be followed. For more information, email Jennifer at or call 828.356.2561.

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