ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center


300 East Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


(704) 416-4600


Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Monday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm


  • Makerspace
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Storytime
  • Retail Nearby
  • Public Transit Access
  • Park/School Nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Computer Access
  • Printing & Copying
  • Research Help

ImaginOn is a collaborative venture of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Children's Theatre of Charlotte. This 102,000 sq. ft. building with cutting-edge services and library collections, an award-winning professional theatre,  innovative education programs and the "Studio i" makerspace brings stories to life through extraordinary experiences that challenge, inspire and excite young minds.

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Upcoming Events at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Letters to Santa

Saturday, December 7 9:00 AM
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

From November 30th to December 23rd, children and families can stop in Spangler Library and write a letter to Santa. Send him a Wish List or just say hello-ho-ho! Stationery and a special mailbox for rush delivery will be provided!

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Makerspace *Family Time*

Saturday, December 7 9:00 AM
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

The Makerspace is open to teens and preteens ages 10-18 and their parent(s) or caregiver(s) working on a project together. 3D printing, vinyl cutting, heat press, and iMacs with various software are available for use. It is a flexible learning environment that changes day to day.

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Family Storytime

Saturday, December 7 10:30 AM
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

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