This blog was written by Elyse Berrier, library program coordinator for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
It’s time for Winter Break! Whether your student finds themself looking forward to a couple weeks off from school, or they would rather be in school, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is the place to be! Creative, educational, and fun programming and activities abound to keep your child engaged until school returns in 2024. Find out how you and your entire family can make the most of your Winter Break out of school time:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is known for fabulous daily storytimes featuring songs, rhymes, books, and movement activities that support literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. During Winter Break our Library staff facilitate Winter themed Storytimes sure to capture your child’s attention! Participate with the entire family to add excitement to your Winter Break. Find a nearby storytime by visiting the calendar and filtering for your library branch on the left side of the page.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library programs are also educational to keep your child’s academic skills sharp! Many programs featuring science, critical thinking, art and more are available this Winter Break. Make an ornament, explore kitchen chemistry by making hot chocolate, make fluffy slime, and much more! 101 Winter Break programs (and counting!) are available at various Library locations for you to take advantage of. Programs are available for all ages: babies to older adults!
If you need to get out of the house, your whole family is invited to come visit your nearest Library branch! Libraries are open every day for you to browse the collection as a family, or save time by placing your books on hold online so they are ready for you to pick up when you arrive. Not sure what books to check out? Ask our Library staff! Library staff love to share book recommendations and point your child in the right direction. Staff members also curate lists of books online that are a great place to start! Check out and read a great book (or two!) this Winter Break.
We will consider it our absolute honor for you to visit the Library this Winter Break. Programs are free for all ages and our cozy welcoming spaces and staff are here for you and your whole family!