We're more than a community. We're a book club.

Spend a day with us for a month with Community Read

Communities aren't just defined by geography. Culture and values also play important roles too In strong communities, people interact with each other in positive ways that enrich lives. One of the easiest ways to do this is at your public library. 

Reading provides ways for us to connect with each other on many levels. We can share ideas and experiences that help us grow both individually and as a community. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is proud to be an active community hub for these activities.

This October, we are hosting Community Read, the biggest book club around. And everyone is invited to join in.

Our adult selection is the critically acclaimed Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. The premise is a-day-in-the-life of a woman who has great plans, until things go hysterically wrong. The book connects with readers, because it takes a humorous approach to serious issues, helping us laugh at challenges many of us face.

We also have book selections for teens and children, so everyoe in the family can participate. Be sure to find out what activities are happening at your neighborhood library branches.

Community Read is more than a fun activity. It's an opportunity for our community to make a statement about what is important to us. Reading, learning and sharing experiences can bring us closer together and enrich the lives of everyone involved.

We truly hope you'll join the club

Spend a day with us for a month.

Find out more about our selected titles, exciting programs, author visits, films series and more at cmlibrary.org/communityread.


Community Read Events

Read Like a Star Book Club

Saturday, September 14 10:00 AM
Main Library

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00am. In September we will discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean, a selection from Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon's book club.

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"Read Like a Star" Book Club

Saturday, March 14 10:00 AM
Main Library

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00am. In March we will be discussing "The Things I would Tell You" by Sabrina Mahfouz, a selection from Our Shared Shelf, Emma Watson's book club.

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