This Book Helped Me: Titles Picked by the Staff at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

this book helped me

Certain books find their way into our lives and make a lasting impact. Often, they’re stumbled upon by accident, and it’s only in hindsight that we realize just how much their words helped. This is as true for people who work in libraries as it is for anyone else, so we asked the staff here to share a personal story of a book that helped them in some way. The stories we received were touching, funny and inspirational. 

These books changed the person, or helped the person change. They may have helped them cope with something difficult, try something new, think about things in a new way, or connect with people they love. Maybe they will do the same for you.

See our picks.

How did a book help you?

We want to know! Share your story on social media and use the #cmlibrary hashtag in your post. Whether you tweet about a book that changed your life, share a tip or trick you learned from a book, or share a snapshot on Instagram of you holding that helpful book, we want to hear about it!