Welcome to Summer Break!

It's that wonderful time of year - Summer Break! Summer means school is out, family is on vacation and there’s plenty of time to read or enjoy other educational activities. Take your summer learning to the next level with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Summer Break 2019 program.  We’re already well into our first week of summer fun.   

Summer Break 2019 runs from Saturday, June 1, 2019 through Saturday, August 10, 2019. Check out how the program works and sign up here. 

Milestone Incentives 

This year's incentives are something to be excited about. Check out the schedule below to see what you can earn by participating in Summer Break.

At sign up (everyone): 

  • Wendy's Jr. Frosty coupon 

  • $5 fine waiver   

At 10, 15 and 20 hours of reading (everyone): 

  • $5 fine waiver

Upon completion (see information on completing the program here): 

Babies and Children: 

  • Book (participant's choice) 


  • Book (participant's choice) OR drawstring library tote 


  • Library notebook or magnet 

Special Incentive  

  • Library cardholders can become eligible for a Carowinds*  ticket. See below for more information. 


Carowinds Tickets 

This summer, through our amazing partnership with Carowinds, we are once again able to offer Summer Break 2019 participants the opportunity to earn a free ticket to Carowinds! 

To earn a ticket, each participant must do three things:  

  1. Complete the Summer Break 2019 program. 

  1. Log reading time or activities for all 10 of the 10 weeks of Summer Break.  

  1. Have a valid library card number or ONE Access ID number in the library card field for each participant on their account.   

Carowinds tickets will be available to claim beginning on Saturday, August 10 at 9 a.m. and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Click here for more information about this special incentive. 

Exciting Programs 

Though our Summer Break 2019 program can be completed entirely online, our libraries are hosting some wonderful programs this summer. Check out these upcoming programs at branches around the county on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library program calendar. 

Comments? Questions? 

Are you having problems with the Summer Break 2019 website or your account? Do you have questions about the program? Feel free to stop by your local library branch for assistance, give us a call at 704-416-0101 or email us at MLSummerBreakQuestions@cmlibrary.org for help or feedback. 


*Carowinds tickets and other incentives are available while supplies last.