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2024 News Releases






2022 News Releases

August 15, 2022 - Mecklenburg County ABC Board Distributes $1.1 Million to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

May 27, 2022 -  ImaginOn Welcomes the Some Assembly Required Exhibit May 28

May 23, 2022 - Read, Learn and Explore with the Summer Break Challenge

March 1, 2022 - Participate in community discussions centered on topics of urban renewal and finding home during Community Read 2022

January 10, 2022 - Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrates new mobile library with a community celebration (EN)

January 3, 2022 - Charlotte Mecklenburg Library partners with big names for Community Read 2022 (EN)

2021 News Releases

November 9, 2021 -  Bank of America Commits $1 Million to New Main Library in Uptown Charlotte (EN)

November 8, 2021 - Charlotte Mecklenburg Library wants everyone to honor the legacy of Brookyn during Community Read 2022 (EN)

August 30, 2021 Get a card this September with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (EN)

July 1, 2021 Life happens, fines don't - Charlottte Mecklenburg Library is fine free (EN) La vida sucede, las multas no - la biblioteca de Charlottte Mecklenburg está bien gratis (SP)

June 3, 2021 Public Artist Announced for New Main Library

June 2, 2021 Library Receives Approval to go Fine Free on July 1, 2021

June 1, 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Welcomes Customers to Sit and Stay Awhile Beginning June 1, 2021 

May 27, 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Earns National Achievement Award for MeckTech Program

May 17, 2021 Read, Learn and Explore with the Summer Break Challenge (EN) Lee, Aprende y Explora con el reto del programa de vacaciones de verano (SP)

May 14,  2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to re-open book drops on May 17, 2021

May 13, 2021 Welcome to South County Regional Library

April 20, 2021 Celebrate Día This April with Two Author Events

April 4, 2021 Celebrate Charlotte Mecklenburg Library During National Library Week April 4-10, 2021 

April 1, 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Celebrates Día This April (EN) La Biblioteca Charlotte Mecklenburg Celebra Dia Este Abril (SP)

March 30, 2021 Cool Globe Art Finds Permanent Home at South Boulevard Library

March 15, 2021 Celebrate Reading with Featured Authors Jason Reynolds, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal in March

March 1, 2021 Community Read 2021 Kicks off with Community Discussions on Race and Social Justice

March 1, 2021 South County Regional Library to Re-open to the Community March 1, 2021

February 26, 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Returns to Level 2 of Re-Opening on March 1, 2021

February 25, 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Seeks Community Input For Its Facilities Master Plan

February 8, 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces New CEO and Chief Librarian

January 14, 2021  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Adjusts Services Beginning January 15, 2021

January 12, 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Surpasses One Million E-book and Audiobook Checkouts in 2020

January 11, 2021 Living Archive Project Will Document Local Impact of COVID-19 on Under-Represented Communities in Mecklenburg County

2020 News Releases

December 14, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Wins 2020 Innovation Award From Urban Libraries Council for MeckTech Program

November 2, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Wants Everyone to Get On the Same Page with Community Read 2021

October 28, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Awarded $492,000 Federal Grant to Reduce the Digital Divide 

October 19, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Makes Changes to Align with Its Commitment to Expanding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

October 1, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Offers Free Computers Through Its MeckTech Program Funded by Mecklenburg County 

September 28, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Moves into Second Phase of Re-opening  on September 30, 2020 

September 15, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Launches New Equity Program - Black Lives Matter

September 14, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library ENGAGE HER events scheduled 

September 1, 2020 Get Carded This September with the Library and Wonder Woman

July 28, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Welcomes New Board Member

June 22, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library CEO to Retire in March 2021

June 3, 2020 Statement from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

May 29, 2020 Read, Learn, Explore With The New Double Summer Break Challenge

May 28, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Phase 1 Re-Opening for June 1, 2020

May 18, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Caitlin Moen as Chief Customer Officer/Library Director

May 8, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Finalizing Re-Opening Plan

May 1, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Renames Branch in Honor of Allegra Westbrooks

April 20, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Celebrates 2020 National Library Week with Find Your Place at the Library

April 15, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Offers Virtual and Online Programs

April 9, 2020 Library Announces Community "In Living Color" Day for April 11, 2020

March 16, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Closure Beginning March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.

March 12, 2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Engage 2020: Look Back, Move Forward 

January 29, 2020  South Boulevard Library Celebrates Grand Opening February 15


2019 News Releases

December 18, 2019 Scaleybark Library Re-opens as South Boulevard on January 13, 2020

December 4, 2019  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Named First Library Host Newsroom

November 7, 2019  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Unveils Designs for New Main Library

November 6, 2019 Book-Lovers of All Ages Are Invited to EpicFest November 9, 2019

October 31, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Responds to e-book Lending Changes

October 23, 2019 North County Regional Library Celebrates with a Fall Fest and Grand Re-Opening on October 26

October 7, 2019 South County Regional Library to Close for Renovations November 3, 2019

September 24, 2019  North County Regional Library to Re-open October 7, 2019

September 11,  2019  Hickory Grove and Sugar Creek Libraries Offer Special Children's Blue "i can" Library Card

August 30, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Wants Everyone to Get Carded

July 15, 2019 Assemble at ImagiCON, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Free Mini Comic Con

July 1, 2019 Dr. Tom Hanchett joins Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as its first Historian-in-Residence

June 26, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosts Earth as Art 4 Exhibit at Main Library

May 30, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosts Charlotte Readers Podcast

May 24, 2019  ImaginOn Welcomes The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD Exhibit May 25

April 30, 2019 BLTKTECHCLT Launces Exclusive Business Resource Book Collection at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

April 4, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Celebrates Día in April

March 28, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Poetry Month Events and the "Poet is In" 

March 1, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Kicks Off Community Read 2019

February 7, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Mini Job Fairs at Sugar Creek Library

January 24, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Offers Business Attire to Job-Seekers

January 22, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces The Hate U Give as Community Read Title for March 2019

January 9, 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Beautiful Truth Writing Workshop

2018 News Releases

December 27, 2018 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Make a Movie Workshop

July 6, 2018 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Closing of North County Regional Library for Renovations

April 17, 2018 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Offers Free Financial Education with Money Smart Week

April 10, 2018  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library welcomes Carowinds as Partner for Summer Break™ Program  

April, 02 2018 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrates National Library Week April 8-15, 2018

March 29, 2018 Travel the World with Día, a Celebration of Children, Reading and Culture

March 28, 2018 Celebrate the Wonders of Science with Charlotte Meckleburg Library

March 14, 2018 Seventh & Tryon Stakeholders Seek Master Developer for Landmark Project 

February 08, 2018  University City Regional Library Celebrates 25 Years 

January 19, 2018  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Says "WelcomeCLT”  

2017 News Releases

December 11, 2017  "Blood Done Sign My Name" film screening and discussion 

December 17 at ImaginOn

December 11, 2017  Morrison Regional Library to reopen December 16

November 30, 2017  I AM JAZZ Community Book Reading and Discussion to be held at West Boulevard Library December 7

October 23, 2017  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library selects Clark Nexsen and Snøhetta as architects for new Main Library

October 11, 2017 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Completes First Summer in Landmark Internship Program 

September 24, 2017 Spend a day with us for a month with Community Read

September 22, 2017  StoryWalk® displays combine a walk in the park with reading

September 19, 2017 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library hosts Proposal Writing Boot Camp

September 10, 2017 COLOR AND CHARACTER Book Release Reception to be held at Beatties Ford Road Library

August 23, 2017  Free Workshops Now Available for Families to Learn the Power of Active Reading

August 16, 2017 Library Foundation Announces​ Best-selling Author Lineup for 4th Annual Verse & Vino Fundraiser

August 15, 2017  Help us spread the word! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library only has eclipse glasses available at select programs

June 15, 2017  Belk Foundation Invests in Efforts to Double 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency

May 26, 2017  Meet Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s new board member, Joe Helweg.

May 12, 2017 ImaginOn welcomes TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ exhibit May 20.

May 10, 2017  Get Ready for Summer Hours and Summer Break!

April 19, 2017 Beatties Ford Road Regional Library celebrates 60 years of service to the community

April 11, 2017  West Boulevard Library computer lab renovation is good news for

desktop users

March 28, 2017  Knight Foundation Invests in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Innovation

March 28, 2017  Library’s ONE Access™ program with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools a finalist for a technology and innovation award

March 20, 2017 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library named finalist for 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

March 17, 2017  NEW: Online catalogs and mobile services down tonight for maintenance

March 16, 2017  Statement in support of the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences

March 08, 2017  Scheduled internet maintenance may cause disruption of some online library services

February 23, 2017 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library shares FAQs for Morrison Renovation

February 1, 2017  North Carolina launches new ebook sharing service specifically for children

January 30, 2017 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrates African American History Month in February

January 11, 2017  New Library Board Trustees to begin in January


December 12, 2016 ​ Library CEO receives CMS game ball

December 09, 2016 ​ Library's nonprofit assistance center noted for exemplary service

December 02, 2016  Mint Hill Library will be closed Dec 3-6 for renovations

November 14, 2016 Library and VITA: 30 years helping others

November 01, 2016 Myers Park Library turns 60

October 17, 2016 Library and Foundation Center to offer advanced, 2-day federal grant writing workshop

October 01, 2016 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library cardholders have free access to

September 29, 2016  Library Journal honors Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with first annual national Marketer of the Year award

September 27, 2016  Matthews Library branch turns 15

September 14, 2016 Frankenstein comes to life at your library this October

September 02, 2016 Turn on, log in and get smart - with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card and

September 02, 2016 Library expands ONE Access™ program with CMS

August 30, 2016 Back to school and back to the Library on Sundays!

August 22, 2016 Sprint and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Launch Program to Help Provide Internet Access to Students at Home

August 09, 2016 ImaginOn To Host Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo September 11.

August 08, 2016 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers more than 500 online courses

July 07, 2016 Library shares information to help Morrison library users prepare for upcoming renovation

July 05, 2016 CMS academic measures show correlation with Summer Reading

July 05, 2016 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation Launches Challenge Campaign

June 07, 2016 Celebrate fatherhood and the impact of positive role models

May 16, 2016 ImaginOn Welcomes “The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD” Exhibit

May 13, 2016 Recognized Charlotte leader Susan Patterson to collaborate with Library

May 05, 2016 Library launches expanded Summer Break program

May 03, 2016 Library Summer Hours to begin June 5

April 27, 2016 20 years of Día! A celebration of children, reading and culture

March 28, 2016 New mobile app makes using the library more intuitive and experiential

March 22, 2016 Steele Creek Library closing March 26 for HVAC repairs

January 14, 2016 Scaleybark Library to close Jan. 18-20 for roof repairs

January 25, 2016  Library launches enhanced catalog and social discovery platform

January 08, 2016 New library board appointees to begin in January


December 29, 2015​ Meet Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman, subject of inspiring new book aimed at middle schoolers ​

December 15, 2015 Library responds to community needs, opening an hour earlier in January

December 01, 2015 Bissell donates transformative gift to South County Regional Library

November 24, 2015 Mountain Island Library branch turns 10

November 20, 2015 Board appointment for Carolina Room archivist

November 18, 2015 Library trustee appointed to statewide position

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library wins “Excellence in Innovation"

November 10, 2015 International Games Day @ Your Library brings community together to read, learn and play

November 09, 2015 ALERT: You may notice a brief reduction in online services on November 11

November 04, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation brings ten awardwinning authors to Charlotte for EpicFest

November 02, 2015 National Recognition for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

October 30, 2015​ State Recognition for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library ​

October 08, 2015 Library celebrates Teen Read Week with appearance by award-winning YA author Isabel Quintero

September 18, 2015 Honoring History: Library and Museum shine new light on Latino heritage and culture

September 14, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library debuts new video in conjunction with weeklong celebration

September 15, 2015 West Boulevard Library branch turns 30

September 16, 2015 ImaginOn turns 10 in October, kicking off a yearlong celebration with a festival

September 16, 2015 Celebrate your freedom to read with the public library

September 18, 2015 Davidson Library branch turns 20

September 05, 2015 Reminder: Regionals, Main and ImaginOn to resume Sunday hours starting Sept. 13 

September 03, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library unveils 2015 Community Read titles

August 31, 2015​ Teach your child new words each week with Get Ready with Words ​

August 21, 2015 Plaza Midwood Library branch turns 20

August 21, 2015 Mint Hill Library closed today and Saturday due to HVAC system repairs

August 06, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library + Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools = access for 154,000 students

July 24, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library one of the recipients of a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teen Read Week Activity Grant

June 12, 2015 Scaleybark Library branch turns 30

June 04, 2015 South County Library to close this Saturday and Monday due to HVAC issue

June 03, 2015 Photojournalist José Galvez to speak at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library for exhibit opening

June 01, 2015 Librarian's fellowship already paying dividends

MAY 21, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library selected for Google Fiber’s new Digital Inclusion Fellowship

MAY 14, 2015 Parking lot renovations continue for two public libraries

May 01, 2015 West Boulevard Library to close temporarily for parking lot renovations

March 19, 2015 Morrison Library to gather feedback for next step in renovation plan

March 18, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library adds to online offerings

March 17, 2015 Temporary closures for three Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries to occur over next two weeks

April 13, 2015 ImaginOn: Site of Wednesday White House Event

April 01, 2015 A grand celebration of children, reading and culture: El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

February 16, 2015 Thinking outside of the box: “Idea Box” makerspace opens in uptown Charlotte

January 12, 2015 Text message notifications are now available from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library


October 30, 2014 Seven authors of young adult trilogies to visit ImaginOn Nov. 4

October 28, 2014 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Library card campaign on target for success

September 30, 2014 Turn dreams into reality at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library during Teen Read Week!

September 17, 2014 Library’s Summer Reading program combats “summer slide” to support success in school

August 21, 2014  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to expand hours starting Sept. 2

August 20, 2014 Independence Regional Library branch turns 40

August 19, 2014 ​Library and CMS join forces for student success

August 18, 2014  ​Hugo the Hornet buzzes through local libraries, encouraging kids to join the reading revolution

August 11, 2014 Back to School festivals with free school supplies

July 30, 2014 Librarians are storytellers and more in this heart-warming video

July 30, 2014 Stirring the Ashes: Can We Live With the Discomfort of Talking Openly About Slavery?

July 11, 2014 Harper Collins blog names ImaginOn one of top Children's Libraries

June 26, 2014 Tune in Monday to hear Library teens LIVE

June 20, 2014 Yummy Fashion Photography for Teens at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 

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