More books in a child's home leads to higher reading scores, better academic performance and results in greater opportunities in life. That is why the Library has partnered with WSOC-TV to collect new and gently-used children’s and teen books through the 9 Books for Kids book drive.
The objective of 9 Books for Kids is to provide parents, children and the community with resources to improve student learning and achievement across the Carolinas.
New and gently-used children’s and teen books can be donated at any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location. Additionally, three 9 Family Focus community business partners have chosen to collect books at their Mecklenburg county locations: Showmars, Ashley HomeStore and E.R. Plumbing Services.
All donated books will be distributed by the library to area children and teens through Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Outreach Services without the need to check out and return the book.
Donations can help increase the number of books in the homes of children through outreach efforts like the Community Bookshelf program, Summer Break Book Bucks, Little Free Libraries and partnerships with Read Charlotte and Promising Pages.
You can drop off your book donation at any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location or one of the community business partners beginning March 11, 2019 through April 12, 2019.
To find out how you can get involved, visit 9BooksforKids.com.
Thank you for helping the Library improve lives and build a stronger community!
9 Family Focus Partner Locations:
Showmars Huntersville, 9605 Sherrill Estates Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Showmars, 6801 Northlake Mall Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216
Showmars University, 115 E McCullough Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262
Showmars Mint Hill, 6850 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
Showmars Matthews, 9704 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105
Showmars, 10612 Providence Rd Unit A, Charlotte, NC 28277
Showmars Park Cedar - Pineville, 9925 Park Cedar Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210
Showmars Arrowood, 2216 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Showmars Emerywood, 1317 Emerywood Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210
Showmars Dilworth (East Blvd.), 1600 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Showmars 7th Street, 2004 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Showmars Eastway Drive, 3225 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
Showmars Little Rock, 2540 Little Rock Rd, Charlotte, NC 28214
Showmars Freedom Drive, 2601 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208
Showmars South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd G-29, Charlotte, NC 28211
Showmars Government Center, 600 E 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Showmars Charlotte Plaza, 201 South College, Charlotte, NC 28202
Showmars Hearst Tower, Hearst Tower, 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
E.R. Plumbing Services, 648 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd Ste C, Matthews, NC 28105
Ashley HomeStore, 11320 Carolina Pl Pkwy, Pineville, NC 28134
Ashley HomeStore Outlet, 5345 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Ashley HomeStore, 430 E McCullough Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262