When libraries and schools work together, everyone wins.
In 2015 the Library, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte accepted the White House ConnectED Library Challenge, pledging to provide students with easily accessible information and educational resources.
To improve your child's vocabulary, add more detail to what she says when she talks with you.
Research shows that children who have larger vocabularies are better readers. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they read.
Help your child gather favorite photos of people, places, and things. Invite him to tell you about the people or animals or places in the pictures. Record his thoughts and post the pictures and descriptions somewhere in your home.
Help your young child prepare for kindergarten with the Library's FREE month-by-month guide to kindergarten readiness. Tips and ideas include skills development, getting ready to read, health and wellness and lots of book recommendations! The State Library of NC will send you free text messages to get your child ready for kindergarten in this free program!
You may go to any of our twenty branches to get a card. You will be required to show proof of residency (see below) before a card is issued. Or, if you are over 18 years of age, you may apply for a card online. If you are a student in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system, you already have a full service Library account through our ONE Access program. Check with your local branch for details.
Learning begins at birth, and parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Help your child get ready to read with storytimes for children offered by your library. Most branches offer regular storytimes in which children’s librarians share books, stories, rhymes and songs with you and your child. Storytimes encourage language and pre-reading skill development that help your child grow into a successful reader. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Children’s Services includes children from birth to age 11 as well as their parents and caregivers. The Library offers workshops, storytimes, books and activities to help nurture a love of reading and learning. We also have children’s areas in every Library where parents and children can read, play and learn.