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Leading the Way

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force released its Leading on Opportunity report last year. Organizations and individuals throughout our community are galvanizing in response to its recommendations around improving economic mobility for our city’s children. Your Library is ready, because providing access to opportunity is in our DNA.

What's Brittney Johnson Reading?

We've been spending a lot of time with WSOC reporter Brittney Johnson lately, because she's been covering the 64U Books for Kids book drive and helping to share the story of our Library's impact in the community.  Naturally, we asked her what she likes to read:  

An Uncommon Public Commons

When the international architectural firm Snøhetta was selected to bring our community’s vision for Main Library to life in partnership with North Carolina-based Clark Nexsen, the excitement around the Library was palpable. A look at their portfolio of public spaces, including the Hunt Library at NC State University, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the reconfiguration of Times Square’s pedestrian plaza explains why. We chatted with founding partner Craig Dykers and senior architect Nick Anderson and learned they’re excited too:

What's Barb Ellis Reading?

Foundation board member Barb Ellis had a long career at IBM Corporation, and since retirement she’s swapped her technical journals for the more page-turning experience of biographies and thrillers. Barb recommends:   The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore