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Keep cool this summer…with your library.

Keep cool this summer…with your library.

Ah, summer. Lawn mowers are humming, tropical drink recipes are being Pinned, and parents are scrambling to find things to keep high-energy youngsters occupied. Now is the perfect time of year to turn to your Library for free inspiration. Here are a dozen ways we can help you stay cool in June.
May

May highlights

April showers bring May flowers… so what does May bring? At your library, May brings a flurry of activity, as we prepare our gardens, plan for the end of the school year, and participate in a wealth of celebrations—including Older Americans Month, Comic Book Day, Small Business Week and Mother's Day. We're also introducing some fun new ways to learn and explore. Check out the highlights! 
Because of you, libraries transform.

Because of you, libraries transform.

Libraries are more about doing than borrowing – more about connecting than simply plugging in – and your local librarian is your expert guide. Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, get smart about money, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation. Here are a dozen ways to experience the transformative power of libraries in April.
Gaining reading confidence: Paws to Read and Reading Buddies

Gaining reading confidence: Paws to Read and Reading Buddies

Have you ever read a story to a golden retriever? Or shared a picture book with a beagle? That’s the experience many children are having with an innovative program called “Paws to Read” offered at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. It’s the beginning step in turning reluctant readers into confident readers. Once a child builds more confidence, they may feel ready to move into the Reading Buddies program, also offered at the Library. Here's how the two programs work, and why it matters.
NC Science Festival

Find your FUN-spiration! Join us for official NC Science Festival events April 7 - 23, 2017.

The North Carolina Science Festival is a statewide two-week celebration of STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches are proud to host official NC Science Festival events for children, teens and adults, such as Legos, plant and sea life, coding, The Great Egg Drop Challenge, robotics, Rookie Science, technology, and much more. These events spark interest and excitement in STEM fields that last all year.