What are Middle Schoolers Reading?

School starts very soon, and we hope the kids in your lives have been reading all summer! We asked two middle schoolers - Alex Fleischli and Kathleen Stubbing - what they've been reading - and they're reading a lot!   Alex Fleischli  Alex is an avid reader and rising 7th grader. He's the son of local author and Library supporter Kimmery Martin Fleischli, and when he’s not reading he enjoys soccer, basketball, swimming and video games.  Alex recommends:

What's Gavin Edwards Reading?

We asked Charlottean and New York Times best-selling author Gavin Edwards to tell us what's on his bookshelf, and he shared A READING LIST FOR MY FRIENDS:

Big Plans for a Big Sale

They call it “The Huge One.” Most Charlotte Mecklenburg Library locations have a small selection of books for sale year-round. But once a year, Independence Regional Library holds a sale worthy of a special trip. The Big Book Sale began in 2016 and it’s grown exponentially every year since – this year it will take over the Library’s lobby for four days: Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24.

Verse & Vino Season!

The start of summer means Verse & Vino is in sight! The committee began planning almost as soon as last year’s wine bottles were cleared, and the annual Book Expo America marks the start of one of the most important components: the search for the magical mix of five New York Times best-selling authors to headline the evening. This year presenting sponsor PNC Bank joined Foundation staff to meet publishers and hear from hundreds of authors releasing books this year. Be the first to hear about our 2019 author lineup by following us on Facebook!