The LaundryCares Foundation will host a Free Laundry and Literacy Day in collaboration with Too Small to Fail from 1-6 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, at LaundroLab located at 5618 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. During this event, children can engage in early literacy activities with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and puppet-making with master puppeteer Marilyn Price. Additionally, families will also receive free children’s books on behalf of the Library.
Project Outpour provides judgment-free access to mobile showers and hygiene services to homeless residents of Charlotte. The mobile trailer is outfitted with two bathrooms that each contain a shower, toilet, sink, mirror and an electrical outlet.
While the COVID-19 pandemic brought a multitude of challenges, one Library Trustee reflects on how the Library continues to serve and provide resources to strengthen the community.
Some libraries are real, and others are make-believe. Either way, they are wonderful.
Though Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrates newcomers to Charlotte yearlong through the #welcomeCLT initiative, the Library will celebrate National Welcoming Week from September 11-20, 2020 with bilingual reads in English and Spanish for all ages. The purpose of #welcomeCLT is to provide new residents (with an emphasis on international newcomers) with information and resources about their new community.
Join us for Engage 2020: Summer Series - A Conversation with Dr. Sonya Ramsey of the UNC Charlotte History department on July 14 at 7 p.m. on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Facebook Live page.
The Charlotte Journalism Collaboration will host a two-part, virtual program beginning Sunday, June 28, 2020 on the Vice special “Black South Rising.” Both a watch party and community conversation are planned to provide a timely, safe space for civic discourse on topics surrounding racial disparities and injustice.
Teen Librarian Cearra Harris details how her passion for community activism was strengthened by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's participation in the Charlotte Pride Parade.
The Library introduces Engage 2020 Summer Series - A conversation with educator, historian, and scholar Brenda Tindal. The conversation will focus on African American women and their long civil and human rights battles.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library volunteer Surabhi Kaushik shares how writing and volunteering changed her life.