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Because of you, libraries transform.

Because of you, libraries transform.

Libraries are more about doing than borrowing – more about connecting than simply plugging in – and your local librarian is your expert guide. Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, get smart about money, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation. Here are a dozen ways to experience the transformative power of libraries in April.
Gaining reading confidence: Paws to Read and Reading Buddies

Gaining reading confidence: Paws to Read and Reading Buddies

Have you ever read a story to a golden retriever? Or shared a picture book with a beagle? That’s the experience many children are having with an innovative program called “Paws to Read” offered at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. It’s the beginning step in turning reluctant readers into confident readers. Once a child builds more confidence, they may feel ready to move into the Reading Buddies program, also offered at the Library. Here's how the two programs work, and why it matters.
NC Science Festival

Find your FUN-spiration! Join us for official NC Science Festival events April 7 - 23, 2017.

The North Carolina Science Festival is a statewide two-week celebration of STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches are proud to host official NC Science Festival events for children, teens and adults, such as Legos, plant and sea life, coding, The Great Egg Drop Challenge, robotics, Rookie Science, technology, and much more. These events spark interest and excitement in STEM fields that last all year.
springtime

We're giving you a dozen ways to spring forward.

Though spring isn't yet officially here, the signs of its imminent arrival are all around us in the colorful form of yellow daffodil blooms and pink flowering trees. Springtime can be a great time for growth and new beginnings. The sun is out, the birds are singing, and it's time to launch exciting things! Here are a dozen ways to spring forward, and how we can help.
NC Kids Digital Library

Discover e-books and more… just for kids!

Younger readers have access to even more reading options, thanks to a digital resource sharing service for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade called NC Kids Digital Library. It’s an easy, safe and fun way to browse with your child for the digital titles they want to read.
 February is African American History Month

February is African American History Month

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites you to celebrate African American History Month with free programs, including author events, films, storytelling, and fun and educational activities for children and teens. We've also compiled valuable book lists, topic guides, and online resources so you can continue learning, exploring and having conversations about the moments and people that have shaped our collective past.
Turn "I can't" into "I can".

You're going to rock 2017.

Gyms are packed, kale is flying off the shelves — New Year’s resolution season is in full bloom. Now is the perfect time of year to turn to your Library to get inspiration. Here are a dozen ways to rock the coming year, and how we can help.