TWELVE award-winning, nationally-recognized children's and young adult authors and illustrators are coming to Charlotte this November - and you can meet them!
We all know that reading is important for children’s development. Studies even show that babies benefit from reading with their caregivers well before they can even grasp language. But, there is something simple you can do to significantly improve the language and reading skills of the children in your lives. It’s called Active Reading.
NC Kids Digital Library offers more than 3,700 e-books, audiobooks, streaming videos and Read-Alongs, and includes picture books, youth fiction, youth nonfiction and more. Titles are accessed with OverDrive's digital reading platform, and are instantly available for every child, at home and everywhere.
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.
The sunny season has begun! At the Library that means we're all about Summer Break: Read, Learn, Explore, which takes place from June 1 - August 13. Here are four reasons to include learning in your summer plans, no matter your age.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Though spring isn't yet officially here, the signs of its imminent arrival are all around us in the colorful form of yellow daffodil blooms and pink flowering trees. Springtime can be a great time for growth and new beginnings. The sun is out, the birds are singing, and it's time to launch exciting things! Here are a dozen ways to spring forward, and how we can help.