Library presents David Newell Sept. 12-13 Print

The Friends of the Haywood County Public Library are proud to present David Newell, also known as speedy deliveryman Mr. McFeely from public television’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, appearing at the Canton Public Library on Sunday, September 12, and at the Waynesville Library on Monday, September 13, 2010.


David Newell played the role of Mr. McFeely on the long-running television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968-2001.  His signature line was “Speedy Delivery!” and he often brought short films or videos to Mister Rogers to show children how macaroni was made or how plastic combs were made. David Newell now travels the country and talks about what he learned working with Fred Rogers for 34 years, and he keeps the character of Mr. McFeely alive for fans of all ages.


The Canton Library will host an adults oriented program at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 12, and Mr. Newell will talk about working with the legendary Fred Rogers through the years. Parking is limited at the Canton library and we encourage you to carpool when practical.


On Monday, September 13, Mr. McFeely will host special story times at the Waynesville Library at 9:15 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to visit with Mr. McFeely and enjoy a very special story time. Additional parking is available in the First United Methodist Church parking lot across Boyd Avenue.


For more information, please contact Carole Dennis, Youth Services Librarian, at (828) 452-5169 ext. 2511 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the library website: These events are sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Haywood County Public Library.