The CommonSpark is a public-private partnership to infuse $165 million into improving lives and building a stronger community in Mecklenburg County.

What Does The CommonSpark Campaign Support?

New Main Library

A tech-forward, civic destination equipped to meet evolving community needs. It will become a hub of activity and innovation for the entire Library system, and the gateway and heartbeat to a reimagined North Tryon Street corridor.

Support Services Center

To maximize public space in the new Main Library, many back office functions will move to an offsite service center. Mecklenburg County has provided funding for the renovation of a nearby building for this purpose.

Technology, Innovation and Programming

The CommonSpark will ignite change throughout the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system.

Endowment for the Future

Endowment funds generate a permanent source of revenue to meet the Library's evolving future needs.

Annual Library Operating Support

Annual contributions from the Library Foundation enhance programs, services and outreach each year.

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    You found a Book Club Madness II Easter egg. The clue is destination, that’s what the new Main Library will be for residents and visitors alike.
Questions about the CommonSpark campaign? Contact Karen Beach, CFRE, Deputy Director, at 704-416-0802 or

About The CommonSpark Campaign

Charles Bowman, Bank of America
Rob Harrington, Robinson Bradshaw
Holly Welch Stubbing, Foundation For The Carolinas