About Us

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation exists to help the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library improve lives and build a stronger community.

Created as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in September 2012 in partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas, the Foundation supports the Library’s programs and services through advocacy, fundraising and building relationships with others who share a passion for the Library’s work. The Library Foundation supports library services, expands the Library’s collection of print and digital books and materials, enhances programming for all ages, invests in innovative initiatives, and strives to grow its endowment for future generations.

More members of our community - individuals, corporations and foundations alike - are investing in our libraries and the crucial services they provide to our community. In six years, the Library Foundation has raised $9 million for the Library.

Private support is the greatest endorsement of our belief that free and open access to information can change lives for the better and build a brighter future for our community.