Congratulations Grads!

It’s graduation season, and we couldn’t be more proud of the smallest grads of all: the children who just completed this second year of Get Ready with Words.

A Library Star

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”  -Voltaire   For former Library trustee Robin Branstrom, reading and dancing blended together on March 5, 2016. Robin put on her dancing shoes to support ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center in Charlotte Ballet’s fourth annual fundraising gala, Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, at the Knight Theatre.  

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.

ONE Access Transforms Students’ Educational Experience

The bedtime story – it is a common ritual in many households, except for homes where parents work during the evening or do not speak English.  “Some of my students’ parents work during the evenings and are unable to help them with homework or read to them,” explained Cathy DuPre, Media Coordinator for J.H. Gunn Elementary. “Or in some cases, the parents only speak Spanish and cannot read to their children in English or assist with homework.”