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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: Menagerie Monday - Tails and Tales with the NC Zoo

    June 7, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Join us for an exciting program featuring stories about some the animals that call the North Carolina Zoo home! Access to this virtual program will be available beginning June 7 at and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. Take and Make Kits will be available to pick up at the Waynesville and Canton Branch Libraries starting June 7. For more information, email Lisa at or call 828.356.2511.

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  5. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Recycled Bird Feeders

    June 7, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

    Join in on this Community Art project by creating birdfeeders made out of recycled bottles. Take your kit home, create a unique design, and bring it back to the Canton Branch Library by June 21 to be put on display in the Giving Garden. Come visit the library to see the birds enjoying your handiwork through the end of July. Feeders may be stored for later use OR feeders will be returned to the artist. Kits will be available at the Waynesville and Canton Branch beginning June 7 while supplies last. A video tutorial will be available beginning June 7 at and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. For more information, email Hollie at or call 828.356.2567.

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  6. Waynesville Library Book Club

    June 7, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Waynesville Library

    This club is at capacity. For more information or to get placed on the waiting list contact Kathy at

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