Beatties Ford Road Regional Library celebrates 60 years of service to the community
To mark the anniversary, Beatties Ford Road Regional Library is hosting a free, public
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving a community of over one million residents in Mecklenburg County, NC. Accessible and welcoming to all, the Library celebrates the joy of reading, fosters learning and growth, connects people to each other and the world, and inspires individuals with what they can achieve.
To mark the anniversary, Beatties Ford Road Regional Library is hosting a free, public
Renovations will begin Monday, April 17 for West Boulevard Library, and run through early June. The scheduled upgrade will include a closed-in computer lab allowing for simultaneous classes and individual computing. Previously, the lab would be unavailable for public use when computer classes were being held. The renovated lab will have 15 PCs (including 1 accessible height adjustable station) in an enclosed, visible space that can be used for instruction or open access. There will also be 7 additional PCs (including 1 accessible height adjustable station) outside the enclosed space
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has been named one of three finalists in the nonprofit category for the prestigious Blue Diamond Award. The annual award recognizes top technology talent and companies in the region. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) officials nominated the Library for its creative use of technology to increase student access and eliminate barriers. Rather than creating a separate Library account, ONE Access™ allows students to use their CMS student ID number to access Library resources. The experience for students and their families is seamless, and provides access in the
CHARLOTTE, NC: The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is thrilled to be the recipient of a $250,000 investment from the Knight Foundation. This support comes at a time when Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, at the heart of an uptown redevelopment project, is reimagining how Main Library can push the boundaries of innovation to deliver on its mission of improving lives and building a stronger community for a new generation. This investment is one of five grants
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is among the 15 library finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library won the honor in 2006 and was presented with the medal by First Lady Laura Bush in Washington, DC. (2006 Photo ) The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 23 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate
Both online catalogs and mobile apps will be down for service improvements Friday, March 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The following services will not be available: · Library book renewal · Placing holds online *Holds can be placed by calling (704) 416-7363 · Mobile app functions The good news is www.cmlilbrary.org will be accessible throughout the temporary outage and all services will be up and running by 8 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s mission to improve lives and build a stronger community is made more possible by support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For example, in 2012, we received $244,452 for a two-year project called “Read to Me, Charlotte” that focused on improving school readiness of young children living in the Reid Park Reid Park Academy school zone. By 2014, 359 children from birth to age five had participated in this program. As a result of the program, 100% of parents reported that their child showed a greater interest in reading together at
You may want to make sure to get the bulk of your online library needs wrapped up before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, you may have problems accessing the following online resources: · All library catalogs · Online fines and fee payment · Other online resources Limited functionality of mobile applications. The good news is www.cmlilbrary.org will be accessible throughout the temporary outage and all services will be up and running by 8 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Morrison Regional Library Renovation Frequently Asked Questions1. Why are you renovating the library?As a much loved and much used building that has been in use for almost 25 years, Morrison needs updated building systems including electrical, HVAC, mechanical, fire protection and telecommunications. At the same time, the renovation provides a chance to rethink the building spaces based on community feedback and 21st century practices. We are grateful for Mecklenburg County for approval of the funding in 2014. 2. Will the library be closed during the renovation? For how long?Yes,
New library consortium enables sharing of children’s e-books, audiobooks and video across the stateA first of its kind statewide e-book consortium specifically for children has launched in the Tar Heel State. The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina has created a new digital resource sharing service for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library . Over 3,700 e-books, audiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs are now available to younger readers via 85 regional, county and
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. These events and resources can also help those seeking historical context for the current issues and movements within our community. See the lineup at cmlibrary.org/
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s two newest board members, Ailen Arreaza and Brandon Neal will attend their first Library Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, January 23. Neal and Arreaza, both of whom bring strong leadership expertise and a love for the community, were appointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners in December. “We are so fortunate to have Ailen and Brandon join our Board of Trustees,” said Library CEO Lee Keesler. “Each brings a high level of community engagement, relevant skills, knowledge and experiences, and with their families the valuable perspective of
The Library received a "game ball" from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Dec. 7 during its annual “State of Our Schools” event. Superintendent Ann Clark thanked the Library for being part of an incredible collaboration. Said Clark, "We are so fortunate to have the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as our partner. Our ONE Access (TM) program allows CMS students to use their student IDs for full access to the library's amazing range of resources - the books, the e-books, movies, technology and more. Our partnership with the library means every student has access - and I want to recognize Lee
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library received recognition for providing the highest quality of service on an international level as a part of Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. “We are so proud of our network’s commitment to the social sector. The Network Achievement Report highlighted that commitment, and helped us identify our truly outstanding partners,” said Katherine Farnan, Director of Network Engagement at Foundation Center. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library earned the highest score on the Center’s Network Achievement Report, a quality assessment tool used to evaluate each
The Men's and Women's restrooms will be renovated at Mint Hill Library to address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues. The project will include insure that plumbing, vanities and fixtures are at the proper height for ADA compliance. To minimize community impact, the branch will be closed from December 2 through December 6, reopening Wednesday, December 7. We regret the inconvenience this closure and suspension of services will bring to library customers. The closure is neccessary to keep library visitors and staff safe due to the nature of the work.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) are celebrating 30 years as partners at Main Library. The organizations are hosting a recognition reception on Thursday, November 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Main Library. From 1986 to 1991, the Junior League of Charlotte recruited volunteers and staffed the assistance sessions. Then, the Family Financial Literacy Coalition was created to take over this worthwhile community service. Now, Community Link provides the guidance, volunteer recruitment, and training for the VITA program. During these years, The
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites public to celebrate with special events planned for Saturday, November 12, 2016The Myers Park branch of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (1361 Queens Road, Charlotte) is turning sixty this year. Much in the neighborhood has changed since the branch opened in this location, but the library still remains a landmark. It is also a convenient branch for the many people who live and work in the tree-canopied neighborhood of Myers Park. “We’re excited about our upcoming 60th anniversary celebration,” said branch manager Trilby Meeks. “It’s a wonderful
[UPDATE 11/28/2016: This event has been cancelled.] ________________________________________ Advanced workshop will be the first of many as the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library prepares to expand nonprofit service offerings. Recognizing that nonprofits play a vital role in our community, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is collaborating with Foundation Center to offer more advanced learning opportunities for nonprofit volunteers and staff. On November 30 and December 1, 2016, the Library will host Federal Grant Writing Essentials
With a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card in hand, students of all ages can access live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online – for free – through Tutor.com . Tutor.com is accessible from home, school or the Library. Help is available for K-12 students, college students and adult learners – in both English and Spanish. Through the Library’s website, cardholders have access to Tutor.com
Charlotte, NC – September 29, 2016—Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s marketing and communications team—made up of Cordelia Anderson, Sarah Goldstein, Angela Haigler and Katy Rust —has been awarded the first “Marketer of the Year” award by Library Journal, the most trusted and respected publication for the library community. The honor was received for work done in promoting a better understanding of public library services as essential to the Charlotte-area community and sharing information about these efforts with peer libraries. Sponsored by Library Ideas, the award recognizes the importance
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites public to celebrate with special events planned for Thursday, October 6, 2016.This fall, the Matthews branch of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (230 Matthews Station St., Matthews, NC) is celebrating 15 years of service in the Matthews Town Center, and we invite you to celebrate with us! The original branch opened in 1956 at 124 W. John Street, but in the decades that followed, community growth meant a much larger library was needed. In 2001, the Matthews branch was moved to its current location. To recognize this milestone, the branch is hosting a free,
Mary Shelley’s classic novel is among the books selected for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s 2016 Community Read.There’s no monster under your bed… just on your nightstand. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has selected Frankenstein, the classic novel by Mary Shelley, as the signature title for this year’s Community Read, to be read and discussed by those in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Frankenstein, and similarly-themed titles chosen for younger audiences, will become the focus of events and activities taking place throughout October. The companion titles for younger readers are:
This year, teachers—as well as students—can use CMS school ID numbers as library accounts. Plus, a pilot program with Sprint brings mobile hotspots to students without home internet.In an expansion of a groundbreaking initiative launched last school year, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is adding new benefits for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students and educators to its highly successful ONE Access™ program. This year, CMS teachers and staff will be given Library E-accounts, and the Library is piloting a student mobile hotspot lending program with Sprint to address the challenges faced