Skills to Practice this Month
To improve your child's vocabulary, add more detail to what she says when she talks with you.
Research shows that children who have larger vocabularies are better readers. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they read....
EARLY LITERACY CALENDAR
Born Reader Program
In the Born Reader Program, nurses in the maternity departments at area hospitals distribute the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in English and Spanish to their patients. Then they encourage the parents and caregivers to read to their...
When libraries and schools work together, everyone wins.
In 2015 the Library, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte accepted the White House ConnectED Library Challenge, pledging to provide students with easily accessible information and educational resources....
Will 2017 be the year in which you learn a new language? It can be! With your library card or ONE Access account, you have free access to a powerful language learning service called Pronunciator. This service covers 80 languages offering a range of language skills, including reading, writing,...
First established in 1956, May is National Bike Month, and is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Throughout the month, the league shares information about bicycle safety and the benefits of bicycling. Riding bikes is not only a money saving way to get around, but it is also a great way...
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...
Mark I. West, Professor and Chair, Department of English at UNC-C and EpicFest volunteer shares his thoughts about EpicFest and the perfect convergence of setting and experience:
The story of EpicFest, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s free literary festival for children and their...
Have you ever wondered what it takes to plan Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Summer Break program? It takes many, many dedicated staff from across the library system to pull off our largest systemwide initiative. In fact, even though we are still in the middle of this year's Summer Break program,...