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  1. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Virtual Giving Garden

    May 3, 2021, 9:00 AM - August 31, 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. Paper Animals Take and Make kit

    July 12, 2021, All Day

    Color, cut out, and assemble five different paper safari animals into your very own standing zoo. Take and Make Kits will be available to pick up at the Waynesville and Canton Branches. For more information, email Lisa at or call 828.356.2511.

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  5. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Menagerie Monday - The Tails in Tales

    July 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Why do we think of foxes as tricksters? Are owls really wise? Join Balsam Mountain Trust and their live animal ambassadors to investigate the histories and critters behind the stories. Access to this virtual program will be available beginning July 12 at and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. For more information, email Hollie at or call 828.356.2567.

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  6. Next Chapter Book Club

    July 12, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Canton Library

    NCBC - Haywood is a fun, energetic, and highly interactive book club for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We'll meet in person at the Canton Branch Library. For more information, email Jennifer at or call 828.356.2561.

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  7. Bottle Cap Community Art Project

    July 12, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Canton Library

    Join in on this Community Art project by adding a bottle cap to our flower and butterfly in the Giving Garden. This will be on display all summer beginning July 1. For more information contact Jennifer at or call 828.356.2561.

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  8. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Creative Writing Group

    July 12, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Interested in creative writing? Join the Canton Branch Creative writing group! Learn writing skills, while sharing and practicing with the support of other aspiring writers. We meet virtually through Microsoft Teams. Register today to receive a unique link to this meeting. For more information, email Jennifer at or call 828.356.2561.

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