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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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?
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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has more than 150 titles available as book club kits to check out each...
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...
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 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...