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Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

Clayton Library:
919-553-5542

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
​Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m to 2 p.m.​

 

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library has a mission to enrich the quality of life for all ages and we have big plans for the future!

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 at the library. Come meet our staff, explore our collections and join us for special events — all within the hand-painted walls of the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Downtown Clayton.

Mission & Vision Statement                                 

Long-Range Plan
 

Meet Our Library Staff

​Library Director Joy Garretson

Cataloger Gabe Johnson

Senior Assistant Debbie Ragland  

Adult Services: Mardia Jacobs  and Pam Taylor     
                            
Youth Services: Caroline Mak and Laura McGuire

Historian Pam Baumgartner

Services Assistants: Loan Such, Linda Brock, Denise SeabrooksLiza Pagano and Melissa Konneker.

How the Clayton Library Began

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library had its humble beginnings in a single room of the old Town Hall building. Click here to learn about our wonderful history!

 

2019 Holiday Schedule

HOLIDAY 

CLOSED

DAY OF THE WEEK 

New Year's Day

Jan. 1

Tuesday

Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday

Jan. 21

Monday

Good Friday

April 19

Friday

Memorial Day

May 27

Monday

Independence Day

July 4

Thursday

Labor Day

Sept. 2

Monday

Veterans Day

Nov. 11

Monday

Thanksgiving

Nov. 28-29

Thursday & Friday

Christmas

 Dec. 24-26

  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

 

True Colors Mural at Library featuring faces and landmarks of Clayton

The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is filled with art and artists – every book on the shelves is a work of art! But aside from books, the Clayton Library also displays art of the traditional sort.  Our marque artwork is a 10-foot tall, 27-foot long permanent mural on the hallway wall connecting the library’s main collection to the south wing.  “True Colors,” painted by artist Jim Brown depicts the life and times of Clayton and was the Town’s second public art mural.  Unveiled in 2010, it colorfully displays historic scenes and people of Clayton community.  See if you recognize anyone – many are based on real Claytonites!

And don’t forget about the History Room, where we have a different exhibit every quarter! The hallway walls and display cases highlight a variety of documents, photos, books and maps that capture the rich history of our Clayton community.

Latest News
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  • The Clayton Town manager presented his recommended FY 2019-2020 balanced budget at Monday’s Town Council meeting/public hearing on May 20th. Several Council members wanted more information about s...

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