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The people you see at the grocery are the same people you see visiting our library because in Clayton, knowledge is as essential as milk and bread! Through educational programs for all ages, including the Summer Reading Program, year-round book clubs and Story Times... the members of the Clayton community are connecting with their neighbors. Come meet our staff, explore our extensive history collections, join us for special events... all within the hand-painted walls of the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in downtown Clayton.


Children playing hero with masks at the Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program at the Clayton Library
Exciting programs services, events, book signings, book fairs, and fundraisers - mark your calendar!


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Find that book or eBook you’ve been hunting for with this simple search tool.


Black and white photo from the 50's of snow covered Lombard Street and a horse drawn carriage from the Sam Robertson collection.
Take a walk back in time. Learn about the history of the library, see historical photos of Clayton and how to visit the Clayton History Room.


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FREE Puppet shows, story time, crafts and interesting guests each week! Children from pre-K through elementary school will love this program.
Latest News
  • Ten Clayton teens recently completed a week-long academy held at the Town of Clayton's Police Department. Held each summer, the program exposes our youth to various aspects of police work and give...

  • Two Clayton men are behind bars after Clayton Police discovered evidence of a Meth lab in their apartment Friday.  26-year-old Evan Paul Allison and 28-year-old Austin  Barratt  Crews shared...

  • We hope you can join us Monday, July 18 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton. ...

  • Town of Clayton Police are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the murder of a Clayton man Saturday morning.  25-year-old Garrett Howard Bridges of 68 Herndon Co...

  • Ever wonder how designers make some of the hottest video games? Come see Brian Traugott, a senior level designer at Red Storm Entertainment , who will share the tricks of his techie trade at 4:30...

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