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A Year in Review

When the Library Foundation was established six years ago, it had two goals – to raise financial support, of course, and also to raise visibility. To bring the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to the front of the minds of people across our community as a source of information, education, entertainment, expertise, essential services, accessibility, networking and so much more.  Visibility is tricky to quantify, but we’ve captured some of the numbers for calendar year 2018.

Authenticity, Literacy and Community

Authenticity. An authentic storyline was the goal for The President is Missing  when Bill Clinton and James Patterson began writing. And an authentic love of books and literacy was the impression they conveyed to an audience of over 1,000 readers on November 29 at the Knight Theater.

What's Dana Eure Reading?

Dana Eure has spent her career in our libraries and others across North Carolina. As Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Branch Channel Leader, she provides strategic and operating leadership to the library branches in support of the delivery of professional library collections, materials, programs and services to the community. In addition to this role, Dana was recently named the Library's Acting Library Director/Chief Customer Officer.  She still makes time to read - and told us what's on her bookshelf right now.   

Books, Beer...and Connection

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s Friends Council began its Final Draught series in 2017 with a simple goal: To connect new audiences with the Library by inviting diverse and charismatic local thought leaders to discuss a wide range of topics. With generous sponsorship from Red Ventures, Final Draught has become a hot ticket, featuring topics ranging from the local food scene to side hustles in the gig economy to authentic leadership. Audiences come for the beer, the books, the topics…and increasingly, the networking.