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Clayton Library:

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.​


There will be no storytimes or regular children's programs during the month of April.

Storytimes and programs start back May 1.
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  • Adult Coloring Club is held EVERY 2nd Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. Coloring isn't just for kids. It can actually help adults combat stress!
  • Knit & Crochet Night is held EVERY 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. Knitters of all levels and ages are welcome! Please bring your own needles and yarn.
  • Teen Game Night is held for middle and high schoolers EVERY 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Bring your own or learn to play ours with others!
  • Teen Book Review is held for middle and high schoolers EVERY 3rd Thursday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. Bring a book you'd like to tell others about!


  • Monday Night Book Club meets every third Monday at 6 p.m. Book discussion, opinion sharing, refreshments, and lots of fun! It is open to young adult and up in age and new members are always welcome. Meets year-round. Please contact Mardia for any special dates and locations along with our reading list.


Children's Storytimes

  • Wednesdays from 11-11:30 a.m.  – Stories, crafts, and special guests designed for preschool children ages 2-5.
  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. – “Stories with Liza” – Stories and take-home activities designed for children of all ages.

Baby Storytimes

  • Wednesday from 9:30-9:55 a.m. – Baby songs, stories, giggles, and rhymes for children 2 years and under with their caregivers.
  • Thursday from 9:30-9:55 a.m. – Baby songs, stories, giggles, and rhymes for children 2 years and under with their caregivers.

Other Children's Events:

  • K-5 Maker Club, Tuesdays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. --  Activities and stories that revolve around making, experimenting, and exploring! Each week will focus on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) theme that combines literacy with hands-on creating! This program is best suited for children ages 5-12 years old.


Best bargains in Town: a whole grocery bag of books for practically nothing!  Every spring and fall, the Friends of the Library non-profit group hosts a book sale at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library to help support the Clayton Library.  Learn more about this great event and how your bargains will benefit your library!  The Friends of the Library holds general meetings at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of January, July and October. All are welcome!

If you're considering donating items, please read the Friends of the Library Inc. Book Sale Donation Guidelines. Thank you for all of your donations!

This year's spring book sale will take place at the Clayton Center's Council Chambers, Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; and Monday, April 29, 2019.


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