Parents at Pathway Preschool participated in the Jump Start Reading at home parent workshop. Families learned of practical, inexpensive ways to enchance early literacy skills at home.
More books in a child's home leads to higher reading scores, better academic performance and results in greater opportunities in life. That is why the Library has partnered with WAXN-TV to collect new and gently-used children’s and teen books through the 64U Books for Kids book drive.
Participants at outreach sites wrote to Veterans, deployed troops, new recruits, as well as first time responders.
Parents at Knee-High Children's Learning Center recently attended a Library-led parent workshop, as a part of the Jump Start Reading at Home program.
Seniors at Edwin Towers enjoyed a library presentation about robotics, as well as hands-on demonstrations of Ozobots.
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg, is a book made of mysterious pictures, each accompanied by a title and a caption. This book was recently used in a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library outreach program for school age children in grades 4-7.
Through the People & Stories (Gente Y Centos) adult literature program, the Library's Outreach Department received a grant sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Library is currently providing an outreach program for the boys and girls at Bethlehem Center Afterschool Program. Each month there is a workshop centering on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities for school-age children.
Not all children in Mecklenburg County have the opportunity to participate in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Summer Reading program—or any summer learning activities. For this reason, the Library’s Outreach department works very hard to bring library services and experiences to children and families who cannot use the library in a traditional manner.