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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.​

 

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ONGOING LIBRARY EVENTS

  • 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.

BOOK CLUBS

  • 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 Jacobs for any special dates and locations along with our reading list.

STORYTIMES

Children's Storytimes

  • Wednesdays from 11-11:30 a.m. – Stories, crafts, and special guests designed for preschool children ages 4-5.
  • Thursdays from 11-11:30 a.m.  "Movement and Music" class. Designed for children ages 2-3, this program uses rhymes and songs to help toddlers develop pre-literacy skills while wiggling and dancing.
  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. – “Stories with Liza” – Stories and take-home activities designed for children of all ages.
  • Books with Buddy, First Saturday of each Month from 11 a.m to Noon – 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

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

  • Homeschool Book Club, First Monday of each Month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. – 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!

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

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 book sales take place at the Clayton Center's Council Chambers - usually in APril and September. 
 

News

Latest News
  • "A Universe of Stories!" Summer Reading Program June 8-July 26, 2019 This summer, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is joining libraries across the country to celebrate "A Universe of Stories!"-...

  • DEVELOPERS BREAKFAST! Friday, June 14  8:30 a.m.  The Town of Clayton is hosting the third in a series of informational breakfasts for area developers! Come learn about new changes, and updates...

  • TAX RATE REMAINS UNCHANGED: The Clayton Town manager will present his recommended FY 2019-2020 balanced budget at Monday’s Town Council meeting/public hearing at 6 p.m. May 20 th . This will be the ...

  • Five FREE Concerts! Grab a blanket or chair & enjoy a night on Town Square! The Clayton Downtown Development Association is celebrating the 12 th Anniversary of its FREE Town Square Concert Se...

  • Expect lots of construction traffic, delays and possible closures at Fayetteville and Second streets for the next two weeks as crews are working to wrap up the paving of new parking spaces around Tow...

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