9 Books For Kids--2019 Book Drive

February 27, 2019

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

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