Rediscover the Library — the branch down the road or one across the county PLUS a virtual look inside new Main Library at our fun-filled traveling festival

* Registration is not required, but ensures you are entered into Lowe’s gift card drawings.

We are circumnavigating Mecklenburg County, touching down at each and every Library location along the way — and we’re inviting you to meet us there for a fun-fill festival!

Inspired by the Jules Verne novel of adventure and discovery, the Library Foundation is bringing the CommonSpark to your neighborhood branch. While we’re there we’ll celebrate what makes each Library branch unique — casting a well-deserved spotlight on each location as an authentic reflection and enthusiastic advocate of the community that surrounds it.

The Festival is held on a Saturday where you can…

Experience your new Main Library through dazzling Virtual Reality worlds created especially for our Library patrons

Decode and decipher clever clues on scavenger hunts and uncover hidden Library treasures

Meet local, award-winning wordsmiths with intimate author talks and book signings

Dig into DIY projects featuring Lowe’s on-site supplies and instruction in Library MakerSpaces

Screen print your own t-shirt, tote bag, poster and more at our Souvenir Workshop

Tap into your inner Picasso (or Bearden) and help create a mural, guided by local artists and inspired by community color

Get a chance to chat about all things Library with our CEO Marcellus ‘MT’ Turner

Collect stamps and stickers in your passport to win amazing prizes from our sponsors including Lowe’s

Make your CommonSpark campaign gift and pose with a BIG check

…plus not-to-be-missed discovery stations, Insta-spots, food trucks, music, swag and fun giveaways. And meet other Library lovers just like you!


North County Regional — May 6, 2023
University City Regional — June 17, 2023
Hickory Grove — July 15, 2023

Mint Hill — September 16, 2023

Matthews — October 14, 2023
Independence Regional — December 2, 2023

Then in 2024… Sugar Creek, Plaza Midwood, Allegra Westbrooks Regional, ImaginOn, Myers Park, SouthPark Regional, South County Regional, Pineville and Steele Creek.
And in 2025… South Boulevard, West Boulevard, Mountain Island, Cornelius and Davidson.

Get all events details here!

Updated periodically