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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is encouraging parents and caregivers to learn about and practice Active Reading. Just 15 minutes of Active Reading a day, three times a week, can help build children's vocabulary, language and comprehension. Watch a video to learn more, then come to one of our parent workshops to practice Active Reading in a fun group setting!
On Charlotte Today, we recommend five books sure to appeal to all readers who want to celebrate African American History Month.
Get ready to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) in April 2017 with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
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.
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.
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.