The Ava Gardner Museum in historic downtown Smithfield, NC holds an extensive collection of artifacts from Ava Gardner's career and her private life. Experience Ava's rise from a local country girl
Hocutt Ellington Library
The people you see at the grocery are the same people you seevisiting our library because in Clayton, knowledge is as essential as milk andbread! Through educational programs for all ages, including the Summer ReadingProgram, year-round book clubs and Story Times... the members of the Claytoncommunity are connecting with their neighbors. Come meet our staff, explore ourextensive history collections, join us for special events... all within thehand-painted walls of the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in downtownClayton.
Ongoing Library Events:
Adult Coloring Club
Every 2nd & 4th Monday from 5-7pm
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 6-7pm
Library Acoustic Jam
Every 2nd Saturday from 10am-12noon
Teen Game Night
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday from 4:30-7pm
A creative space for young makers and educators, is always open inthe library meeting room.
Monday Night Book Club
Every 3rd Monday at 6pm
Senior Book Club
Fridays at 1pm
J Club (ages 7-12)
Every 3rd Thursday at 6pm
Weekly Story Times:
Stories, crafts & special guests designed for preschool agechildren.
Stories, crafts & special guests designed for childrenkindergarten – 5th grade.
Baby songs, stories, giggles & rhymes for children under 2,with their caregiver. (Meets Aug-May)