For nearly three years, library service specialist Cathy Fletcher has been leading adult sensory storytime sessions at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Main Library. In that time, Cathy says the groups she leads have become like family.
Thanks to generous funding from PNC’s Grow Up Great program, the Library, Discovery Place, and Community School of the Arts have delivered multidisciplinary vocabulary-building programs for toddlers and preschool-aged children at two community centers, online and in Library locations for three years.
Two high school boys have a YouTube channel and came to the Idea Box to create some popular “fidget spinners".
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.
December 20 is Dr. Annie Alexander Day! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Center City Partners are in full support of the installation of a historical marker for the first female doctor from NC. The NC Department of Cultural resources will coordinate the installation of the new marker on 400 North Tryon Street.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library earned the highest score on the Center’s Network Achievement Report, a quality assessment tool used to evaluate each partner’s commitment to providing free access to and training on Foundation Center grantseeking tools and resources.
"We stay busy" in the Idea Box, but never too busy for you!
A new library user discovers a writing group at the Main Library that brings her back to writing.
Library user Jenna describes how the library brought her closer to her new community.
Angela Craig is the recipient of the "Together We Can Award" from the National Safe Place organization and the Relatives, our community partner.