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

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

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

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

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



South County Regional
July 27, 2024

Pineville Library
September 28, 2024

Steele Creek Library
October 12, 2024

South Boulevard Library
December 7, 2024

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 — February 9, 2024
Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library — March 23, 2024
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center — April 27, 2024
Myers Park Library & SouthPark Regional Library — June 2, 2024

And in 2025… West Boulevard, Mountain Island, Cornelius and Davidson.

Get all events details here!

Updated periodically