Whatever the cost of our libraries,
the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
– Walter Cronkite
For over a century, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has sparked opportunity, connection, innovation, understanding and much more. As we plan and build for the next generation, we invite you to consider a gift to the CommonSpark, igniting change within your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system.
Thank you for your confidence, enthusiasm and generous support.
Give Over Time
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation will honor significant gifts through naming opportunities within the new Main Library or endowed funds. All gifts to The CommonSpark campaign will be recognized in a cumulative campaign honor roll.
The 1903 Circle, named for the year Main Library opened its doors to the public, is our most prestigious donor recognition. The 1903 Circle honors the philanthropic leadership of extraordinary donors whose lifetime gifts total $100,000 or more.
The Carnegie Circle recognizes the annual generosity of donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more.
The Dewey Circle honors donors who include the Library Foundation in their trust or estate gifts. The Dewey Circle recognizes the vital role planned giving donors play in sustaining the Library for generations to come.