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2019 News Releases

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, 2018Travel 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

2016

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 Tutor.com

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 lynda.com

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

2015

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 lynda.com 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

2014

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