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Libraries across the country have undergone challenging transformations in recent years to better serve their communities in our digital age. To put it simply…libraries can’t just be places to check out a bo... Read More


The Clayton Library is one more than 3,000 libraries across the country participating in the celestial event of the century!

During this national event, the moon will sweep across the United States in a narrow band from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean blocking the sun in a spectacle that hasn&... Read More


Clayton author Susan Schild's is back again with the latest and third installment of  her popular Willow Hill series set in North Carolina - "Sweet Southern Hearts," a story of true tenderness, humor, and sometimes nail biting tension.

To celebrate the new book release, p... Read More


There is SO much going on today - Saturday, April 29, 2017! Get rid of waste, walk for those with Alzheimer's, win a shopping spree and support local artists & businesses, and rock the block with awesome teens in our community! ALL FREE! 


All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Friday, April 14 for Good Friday. If you have an emergency, call 911.

Good Friday and Easter will NOT affect garbage, recycling or yard waste collection, so put your bins out as usual Friday and Monday.

The Good Friday facility closures include&n... Read More


The people have spoken!

Following a seven week March Madness-style tournament, you chose Jordan Parah's abstract work "Fly Me To The Moon" – located outside Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library – as the People's Choice winner for the 2016-17 Clayton Sculpture Trai... Read More


No baking class needed, just a library card!

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library invites our members to take part in the world's largest book club – the Big Library Read program – which connects millions of readers with the same eBook at the same time.

From Thursday through March 30... Read More


We hope you will join us Monday, March 6 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Hocut... Read More


Best bargains in Town: a whole grocery bag of books for practically nothing!  

The non-profit Friends of the Library, Inc. is gearing up to host its Spring book sale at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library to help support the Clayton Library.  Fiction, nonfiction, inspirational, cookbooks, tex... Read More


In their latest push to spread the joy of rugby in our area, several Clayton Rugby Football Club players dropped by Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library last week to donate a selection of books about the sport to our collection.

The books range from “R is for Rugby” – which t... Read More

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