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Get to Know the Pineville Community

April 3, 2023

The Pineville community has a brand-new library! Located in the heart of downtown Pineville, the Pineville Branch Library is the newest jewel in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System’s crown.

Pineville Branch Library occupies the first floor of the new Pineville Town Hall, right in the center of the vibrant Pineville community. The town is tucked between southwest Charlotte and South Carolina. The branch’s 18,000 square feet footprint offers a beautiful community room, quiet room for adults, five (5) study rooms, plus dedicated areas for teens and children. In the children’s area, families can find a calming room and family restroom.

The branch offers a wealth of resources, helpful staff, and programs for all ages. There are materials in several world languages including Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish, Tamil, Chinese, French, Ukrainian. The new building also has a green space out front that it shares with the Police Department. Visitors should take a moment to enjoy the History of Pineville and the Holt School of Fine Art’s displays in the lobby of the building.

The library is hardly the only draw to Pineville, though! The town may only be about five and a half square miles, but this little town has a lot to offer.

Continue a journey of learning at The President James K. Polk History Site. They offer guided tours for the historic cabins on site, and so much more including cooking demonstrations from the time period and the digital learning opportunity: The Enslaved Polks.  It also happens to be a connector for the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Speaking of outdoor opportunities, the library sits right next door to the Jack Hughes Park, which hosts local children’s sports tournaments, and features picnic areas, batting cages, and a walking trail. Only a few minutes further away from the library is the Pineville Lake Park. There, folks will find playgrounds, picnic areas, fishing, Bocce Ball, the Shay Stage amphitheater, the Commons Dog Park, and, during the summer, the Splash Pad. Both parks feature a StoryWalk all year round! The Belle Johnston Center, nestled into Lake Park, offers activities, classes, and services. Lake Park may soon connect to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and in the meantime, there’s easy parking access to the McMullen Creek Greenway a short drive away.

Pineville offers a unique variety of dining and entertainment venues including the staff favorite Margaux’s Wine, Pizza & Market. There are lots of shops and services to explore, and of course, the library is only minutes from Carolina Place Mall. The town itself hosts fun events throughout the year, including Fall Fest and Rockin’ and Reelin’—a series of movies and concerts. To find out what great offerings are coming up next, check out the “Upcoming Events” section of the Town of Pineville Website. There is no shortage of things to do in Pineville!

New to Charlotte? Explore other neighborhoods through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library blog and WelcomeCLT, a digital space created for newcomers to Charlotte.

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