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Programs and Resources in Spanish En Español


Programs and Resources in Spanish
The Library offers free services to the Spanish speaking community and those institutions and people interested in working with the Latino population of Charlotte.

Contact: (704) 416-0557
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Services

  • Programs for Adults - The library offers Spanish-speaking adults the opportunity to get together and share books, information and experiences in a warm atmosphere. These discussion groups meet in different locations throughout the county.


  • Con A de Arte - This is a literary festival celebrated each June that features and promotes the arts from the Latino culture. Different artistic initiatives are displayed throughout the system.


  • Computer Classes - Two-hour weekly computer sessions on such topics as: Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word, and the Internet.


  • English Learning Opportunities: Crossroads Café - Students receive materials to help them study at their own pace; they check out materials from the library. A teacher from CPCC meets with the students once a week to answer questions. For more information, call (704) 330-6172.


  • English / Spanish Conversations Clubs - The library offers several opportunities for users to improve their English or Spanish in a friendly atmosphere. These programs are offered at various library branches.


  • Library Tours - Guided tours of the Library’s facilities and various library informative materials in Spanish are available.


  • Spanish Collection - A collection of books, encyclopedias, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and videos are available in such branches as Scaleybark, Plaza Midwood, West Boulevard, Independence Regional, North County Regional, Sugar Creek, Steele Creek, and University City Regional.


  • Educational Trainings for the Community - The library offers a wide range of trainings in English and Spanish related to early childhood, parenting, literature, music, outreach strategies, biculturalism, multiculturalism, and literacy for all ages, among other themes.


  • Connections That Count - A storytime for children up to 5 years old. Children will be exposed to theatrical activities, music, and bilingual storytelling in order to prepare them for school.
  • Day of the Children / Day of the Books - Day of the Children/Day of the Books is celebrated annually on April 30 across the world. This celebration honors children by promoting literacy and the importance of linking all children to books, languages, and cultures. 


  • ESL Storytime: It’s a Small World - English as a Second Language children will be exposed to theatrical activities, music and classic stories to introduce them to the love of books at an early age.  


  • StoryPlace - Visit the Library’s award-winning digital library for kids, www.storyplace.org, to engage in interactive stories and activities for children of all ages in Spanish and English.  


  • Tutoring for School-age Children - Amigos, a group of high school students, offers weekly tutorial sessions to English as a Second Language children at Independence Regional, Mountain Island, North County Regional, and South County Regional libraries.


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