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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.​


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  • Adult Coloring Club - Coloring isn't just for kids. It can actually help adults combat stress! Come with your own coloring books or use some of our coloring sheets and...relax!
  • Knit & Crochet Night - Knitters and Crocheters of all levels and ages are welcome! Please bring your own needles and yarn.
  • Monday Night Book Club - 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. Please contact Mardia Jacobs for any special dates and locations along with our reading list.
  • Senior Book Club - This book club is a partnership with the Clayton Center for Active Aging


Children's Storytimes - January through May & September through December
(We break for our special Summer Reading programs in June, July & August)

  • Storytime - Stories, crafts, and special guests designed for preschool children ages 4-5.
  • Movement and Music  - Designed for children ages 2-3, this program uses rhymes and songs to help toddlers develop pre-literacy skills while wiggling and dancing.
  • Books with Buddy – Did you know reading to a therapy dog can help kids improve their reading and communication skills and also teaches them to love books and reading? Our therapy dog team, Dawn & Colden, visit the library to read with you in the children's room! Come ome by any time during the hour to read with Colden or just say hello! Just plan to allow 10 minutes for your child. We'll start a wait list if needed.

Baby Storytimes - Meeting January through May & September through December
(We break for our special Summer Reading programs in June, July & August)

  • Baby songs, stories, giggles, and rhymes for children 2 years and under with their caregivers.

Other Children's Events:

  • Homeschool Book Club – Designed for homeschooled (or non-traditionally-schooled) kids ages 7-11. In this book club, we will discuss one book each month and create a craft or activity related to the month's book. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate along with their child(ren). If you plan to participate, please contact our children's librarian, Laura McGuire.
  • Our K-5 Maker Club will start back up in September. Stay tuned: we have big things planned!


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 the Friends of the Library by following them on Facebook and Instagram. 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!

The fall book sale will take place in the library's meeting room on September 13, 14, & 16, 2019!


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