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:

What's Barb Ellis Reading?

Foundation board member Barb Ellis had a long career at IBM Corporation, and since retirement she’s swapped her technical journals for the more page-turning experience of biographies and thrillers. Barb recommends:   The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore

A New Chapter

The re-opening of Morrison Regional Library is more than a homecoming for the neighborhood. It’s also a new chapter in Library technology and customer service for the entire Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system – written in partnership with Library users.

What's Meredith Heimburger Reading?

We asked one of our newest board members what she's reading - when she's not juggling parenting, her role as Director of Sustainability at Global Endowment Management, and multiple volunteer and board commitments. Unsurprisingly, Meredith's bookshelf is juggling genres too! Here's what she told us:

What's Jennifer Green Reading?

Jennifer Green is extra busy these days. She's the Western Carolinas Director of Wealth Management at PNC, a Library Foundation board member...and she's rehearsing for her performance at the Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala with the Charlotte Ballet. Jennifer will dance on March 3, 2018 to support our Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, so we don’t want to distract her! But in between practice sessions, she still finds time to read.

A Gift of Opportunity, One Person at a Time

On this Giving Tuesday, we are surrounded by messages encouraging and celebrating philanthropy, and worthy organizations across the globe share statistics to demonstrate the scale of their impact. With so much emphasis on the big picture, it’s easy to lose sight of the real way our Charlotte Mecklenburg Library makes a difference: one individual at a time.