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What's Dannye Romine Powell Reading?

If you're looking for a good read, ask a book reviewer for a recommendation! Dannye Romine Powell of the Charlotte Observer shared a few of her favorites: I say any book is an excellent read if it engages you as you fly from Charlotte to Dallas in a stiff, way-back-of-the-beyond seat with neither window or movable headrest.  

Together, We Continue to Grow

There were more spreadsheets than champagne at the celebration, but with your support your Library Foundation just closed another successful fiscal year. In fiscal year 2018, private investment in our Library totaled over $1.8 million. These funds support Library programming for all ages, digital and print resources systemwide, and the innovative initiatives that make your Library a leader in the field, prepared to meet changing public needs and priorities in new ways.

Ready for Prime Time!

We've launched something new...and LIVE!  In late June we began airing a new live video series, Karen and Teleia on Books, on our Facebook page.  In the first installment Karen Beach, Deputy Director and Teleia White, Director of Individual Giving, provided a sneak peak into the author selection process for Verse & Vino and shared a few good reads. 

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.