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Why this Librarian thinks you should get carded

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. As a librarian and lifelong learner, I can think of a million reasons to sign-up for a library card but, in my opinion, the most important reason everyone should have a library card is this: access. I still remember the awe I felt walking into my...

Celebrate LGBTQ+ with Children's Literature

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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and a great way to celebrate this month is by sharing books with your children with LGBTQ+ families. This is a great way to start a conversation with your child, and to celebrate diversity. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson is a classic LGBTQ book about two male...

Horror-ble Reads: Prepare to Be Scared

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What better way to get in the Halloween “spirit” than a good horror story? Horror may seem like just one genre, but there are many kinds of horror tales. Here, you’ll find a sample of books to give you chills and keep you up at night. On second thought, maybe don’t read these before bed. Spook-...

Back-to-School Blues? Cheat Time with These Books

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The best part about having a time machine is that summer never has to end! O.K., so maybe we can’t time travel (yet), but we can travel back in time through books. Thriller/romance: Chase a killer through time with Kate Pierce-Keller, who recently discovered she’s the only one who can change save a...

Favorite 2018 mysteries return with new stories

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There’s bound to be a great pleasure in playing catch-up with the recommended “best books” of the previous year. That’s even more true when a handful of those books are mysteries. The trade magazine, Library Journal,  recently named its 2018 favorites in the December issue, and we’ve compiled three...

Charlotte Today: Books to Read in Honor of African American History Month

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Looking for book ideas to read during African American History Month?  Dana Eure, the Library's Associate Director of Lifelong Learning, made a guest appearance on WCNC's  "Charlotte Today" on Thursday, February 8, 2018, and shared books to read during African American History Month that honor the...

What Happens in Book Club, Stays in Book Club.

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Just add wine.  With our book club kits, recommendations and even literary cookbooks, that’s all you’ll need to get your book club off the ground.  Let’s get started, shall we? Select your title.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has more than 150 titles available as book club kits to check out each...

Children's Literature as Netflix Specials

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More and more today, books are being made into movies, and now they are being made into Netflix specials. Below are some books that were made into shows or movies available to Netflix subscribers. Sharing a book is a great way to introduce familiar characters in a new context for kids of all ages...

Kids Fest 2018: Coming Soon!

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Dora and Diego have just walked by and children are giddy, everyone preparing to take pictures with them. The Cat in the Hat is about to start reading his book. This isn’t some magical, fictional story land, though, it’s close! This is Kids Fest, and the free celebration returns for the second year...

How much can your library card save you?

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How valuable is your library card? Library card holder Angela Glennon was surprised to find out just how much money she saves on one of her weekly trips to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. When Glennon’s children were babies and toddlers, she considered the Library to be their escape, a free place to...

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