Loft Leaders Academy is an innovative new teen program offered at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library that received a grant through the Flight Fund to make the program fly.
Why Libraries Matter
“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”
There are as many library stories as there are people who use libraries—and in Mecklenburg County, that’s two-thirds of the population in the last year. Diverse voices share why Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is essential in our community:
Our social media post on The Brooklyn Public Library’s most requested books of all time got a lot of attention, so we thought you’d enjoy a peek at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s most requested books of 2022. Are your favorites on the list? Are there books that will be added to your TBR list? Any surprises?
MoLi Meets a Milestone
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s mobile unit MoLi is coming up on its one year anniversary. And what a year it’s been!
Giving Tuesday 2022
As the caboose of the weekend following Thanksgiving (starting with the infamous Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday) Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the places and people who strengthen and support our community. Obviously, here at the Library Foundation, we want to shine a spotlight on our libraries and library staff.
What is Caroleen Burroughs reading?
Foundation Board member Caroleen Burroughs is back with an inspiring new list of 2022 favorites and how she turned her birthday into a philanthropic celebration. (And she thinks you should do it, too!) Learn more in her latest blog for the Foundation.
What is Caton Morris reading?
Caton and her husband Charlie are dedicated supporters of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She has enjoyed volunteering as a member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s annual Verse & Vino planning committee since 2017, and recently joined the Foundation’s Board. Prior to taking time to focus on raising her three young children, Caton was a public and investor relations consultant for 13 years in the biotechnology industry. Check out her spooky-themed picks, just in time for Halloween!
Nationally and internationally, research has proven the economic, educational and social value of libraries.
It checks out — libraries are an “investment that’s well worth it”
David Brancaccio, Chris Farrell, Erika Soderstrom, and Daniel Shin
Honeywell donates $1M to new Main Library in uptown for innovation lab
Charlotte Business Journal
Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library.
Opinion by Katrina vanden Heuvel
The Washington Post
Our Library helps many in Mecklenburg. There’s a new opportunity to support it.
Amy Hawn Nelson and Ricky Woods
The Charlotte Observer
Public Libraries’ Novel Response to a Novel Virus
ULC Libraries Use 3-D Printers to Help Fight COVID-19
Urban Libraries Council
Palaces for the people: why libraries are more than just books