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
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
…plus not-to-be-missed discovery stations, Insta-spots, music, swag and fun giveaways. And meet other Library lovers just like you!
COMING SOON Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library March 23, 2024 ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center April 27, 2024 in partnership with Library’s Dia event
NEW SPECIAL EVENTS Myers Park Library Sunday, May 5, 2024 SouthPark Regional Library Sunday, June 2
ARRIVED 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 Sugar Creek — January 27, 2024 Plaza Midwood — Friday, February 9, 2024