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Get to know the West Boulevard Branch community

March 21, 2023

The West Boulevard Library is conveniently located along the West Boulevard Corridor on the bus line for ease of access. This close-knit community on the westside of Charlotte houses several long established neighborhoods. Serving as a meeting place for its residents, West Boulevard Library is a warm and welcoming community hub. The West Boulevard Branch’s world language collection contains a wide variety of Spanish materials for all ages, along with a sprinkling of other languages. The community looks to the staff of the West Boulevard Library for its digital literacy needs. This Library branch strives to develop and support partnerships with other community resources to enrich the lives of the residents.

Located within a mile of the Library is the Arbor Glen Outreach Facility, home of Clanton Road Community Park and Arbor Glen Recreation Center. The recreation center offers programming and sports for all ages. The park houses basketball courts, play equipment for children and features an outdoor bike playground where kids and adults can practice road biking etiquette.

Another community staple nearby is the Stratford Richardson YMCA. The Stratford Y boasts of innovative programming and hosts seasonal community block parties which give newcomers and longtime residents an opportunity to connect with Library staff and other community organizations.

The West Boulevard Library is a proud partner of the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving public health, economic development, and education for the West Boulevard corridor residents.

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Make sure to visit the Three Sisters Market across the street from the Library. This community garden was created by the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition to meet the grocery needs of the West Boulevard Corridor. Through WNC’s program called Seeds for Change, neighborhood youth are educated on urban farming and leadership development training as they work in the community garden that supplies the Market. At Three Sisters Market, you will find the freshest vegetables in the area and don’t forget to pick up a jar of local honey.

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