Why Libraries Matter

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”
— T.S. Eliot

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:


Nationally and internationally, research has proven the economic, educational and social value of libraries.