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.

Adult Fiction for Young Adults

The best part about writing fiction, is that a lot of books can be versatile for what age group they meet. This booklist contains adult fiction that is appropriate and relatable for teenagers aged 16 and up.

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.
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.

We're giving you a dozen ways to spring forward.

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.