Making a Difference

Your Library changes lives, one person at a time. Here are a few of those (real) people: Amelia is a student who uses Library resources with her ONE Access account, and recently received a Library wifi hotspot to use at home. That connectivity, combined with the laptop she received through E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide), has made her study time more productive and focused, and she is able to complete her school assignments independently.

What's Rick Thurmond Reading?

If you want an interesting and varied reading list, ask a writer what to read! We asked Charlotte magazine publisher and longtime Library supporter Rick Thurmond for his top ten: The Great Gatsby,  By F. Scott Fitzgerald  The Sun Also Rises By Ernest Hemingway

Verse & Vino Bestselling Author Lineup Announced

 For the third consecutive year, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation will host Verse & Vino, an evening of prose, wine, food and laughter with five nationally recognized, best-selling authors. The evening is a memorable way to celebrate the joy of reading and reflect on the importance of libraries and literacy in our community. Katie Belk Morris, board chair of the Belk Foundation and Charles Thomas, program director of the Knight Foundation, are honorary co-chairs, and Sheri Lynch, author, speaker and co-host of the Bob & Sheri Show on 107.9 the LINK will be the emcee.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation staff member Jenni Gaisbauer

Brava, Jenni!

We already know Foundation executive director Jenni Gaisbauer is an inspiring and passionate leader. We appreciate her sincerity, commitment and compassion, and the way these qualities characterize her personal and professional interactions.

Mark your calendars for a literary weekend

Presented by PNC Bank, the Library Foundation’s third annual literary fundraising event, Verse & Vino, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Last year, more than 900 people attended, and the event netted more than $160,000 for our Library.
job help center at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

More Than Books - Library Provides Pathway to Economic Opportunity

Nine years ago, after battling alcohol addiction, Michael found himself jobless and homeless. After months in a homeless shelter, Michael made a decision to pursue sobriety. Once he was sober, he knew he was employable and wanted to find a job. Uncertain of where to turn, Michael asked a few of his acquaintances from the homeless shelter where they go to look for jobs—that’s when he learned about the Job Help Center at the Main Library.