Libraries connect communities. Books and stories inspire us, teach us, entertain us, and bring us together.

Bookmark the Town yard signs support your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, celebrate National Library Week, and share your favorite books – all at once! Plant a (physical or virtual) sign with a gift of $15 or more and help community grow.

Opening a book can open a conversation…together let’s build a stronger community and Bookmark the Town!

Planting a sign is easy!

Physical (and virtual!) signs will be popping up all over Mecklenburg County beginning the week of April 4 – 10, National Library Week. Our goal is to “plant” 5,000 signs. Reserve your sign now and pick it up at the Library beginning April 1.

Step 1: Reserve your sign at the link above, and pick it up at your selected Library branch. Downloadable digital signs are also available and will be emailed to you following your order.

Step 2: Fill in your book recommendation(s) – check out some of your neighbors’ recommendations below.

Step 3: Post your sign or put it in the ground – and leave it for as long as you like. You can even plant more than one, or change the book recommendation as you read new books.

Step 4: Take a photo and share it with us on social media! Use the hashtag #bookmarkthetown

We’re reading:

Just Mercy

Thank you to Library supporter Maggie Bean for being a tireless advocate for books, libraries, and for lending her creativity and graphic design talents to this campaign.

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