Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 3

Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 3

Public libraries are vital community resources that enrich, educate and entertain. And libraries continue to play a major role in fostering literacy for children, having a positive impact on their success in school and in life. If you haven’t been to the Library with your family lately (and even if you have!), we hope you will visit us on February 3 to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day.

While you can find fun and educational family programs any day of the week at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library locations, here are a few examples of the regularly scheduled programs happening on February 3:


Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child.

Family Storytime @ 9:30 a.m. | Matthews Library

Family Storytime @ 9:30 a.m. | Mint Hill Library

Family Storytime @ 10 a.m. | Mountain Island Library

Family Storytime @ 10:15 a.m. | University City Regional Library

Storytime in 2 Languages @ 10:30 a.m. | Scaleybark Library

Family Storytime @ 10:30 a.m. | Morrison Regional Library

Family Storytime @ 10:30 a.m. | ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Creating with Books @ 10:30 a.m. | Independence Regional Library

Listen and Move Storytime @ 11 a.m. | Hickory Grove Library

Paws to Read

Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Drop-in programs:

Paws to Read @ 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Matthews Library

Paws to Read @ 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Mint Hill Library

Registration required:

Paws to Read @ 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Steele Creek Library

Paws to Read @ 11 a.m. | Independence Regional Library

Paws to Read @ 2-3 p.m. | South County Regional Library

Get Cultured

Participate in ASC Culture Blocks programs or enjoy the opening reception for the LATIBAH Collard Green exhibit at Hickory Grove Library.

ASC Culture Blocks: African American History Portraits @ 11 a.m. | West Boulevard Library
Join us in the celebration of great historic figures within the African American community. A step-by-step process for drawing some of the most inspirational people in our history will be demonstrated.

ASC Culture Blocks: Chorus @ 12:30 p.m. | West Boulevard Library
Learn how to sing! Singing lessons help build confidence and the ability to speak with certainty.

Cultural Exploration: African American History Month: Women in Science @ 2 p.m. | Beatties Ford Road
Join us as we celebrate African American History Month with activities that illustrate and honor African American women in the field of science for their historic and current contributions to society.

Grand Opening of Collards + Culture: LATIBAH Collard Green Museum @ 2 p.m. | Hickory Grove Library
Join us for a grand opening celebration including refreshments and tours of the life-size exhibit that explores how Africans were brought to the Americas through the Middle Passage.

And beyond these great programs, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s 20 locations have shelves full of books to take home, movies to enjoy and music to dance to. We hope you will visit soon.

If you make it to the Library on February 3, be sure to share the fun on social media with #TakeYourChildtotheLibraryDay on Facebook (@cmlibrary), Twitter (@cmlibrary) or Instagram (@cmlibrary).