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Inspired Support

Sometimes one investment inspires another. This summer, The Cannon Foundation recognized the need for some upkeep at the Mint Hill and Hickory Grove Library locations, and generously allocated discretionary funding to refresh those branches. Encouraged by this private investment, Director of Libraries David Singleton, Mint Hill branch manager Jesse Isley and longtime Library supporter, volunteer, and Mint Hill resident Carol Hull met with Town Manager Brian Welch about additional support from the town.

Books, Wine, and So Much More

When Kara Hunt started her book club, Rosé and Prosé, in January of 2017 the goal was simple: bring together a group of women to share books and wine. Kara and about a dozen other women met every other month and did just that – and the group toasted their first year at Verse & Vino in November. That’s where an idea was born.

New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Giffin Launches Book Tour in Charlotte

Charlotte readers will be among the first in the country to read Emily Giffin’s highly anticipated ninth novel. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is thrilled to announce that the New York Times best-selling author has chosen Charlotte as the first stop on her upcoming book tour. “We’ve worked closely with Random House over the past few years to secure authors for Verse & Vino, our annual fundraising dinner. When they approached us about hosting this event, we knew it would appeal to Charlotte’s community of readers.

A Dazzling Star

When Foundation board member Jennifer Green agreed to dance in Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala in support of our Library Foundation, she was a nervous wreck.

What's Brittney Johnson Reading?

We've been spending a lot of time with WSOC reporter Brittney Johnson lately, because she's been covering the 64U Books for Kids book drive and helping to share the story of our Library's impact in the community.  Naturally, we asked her what she likes to read:  

An Uncommon Public Commons

When the international architectural firm Snøhetta was selected to bring our community’s vision for Main Library to life in partnership with North Carolina-based Clark Nexsen, the excitement around the Library was palpable. A look at their portfolio of public spaces, including the Hunt Library at NC State University, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the reconfiguration of Times Square’s pedestrian plaza explains why. We chatted with founding partner Craig Dykers and senior architect Nick Anderson and learned they’re excited too: