Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Announces Reopening of Morrison Regional LibraryRibbon cutting and activities planned for renovated branch library
Charlotte, NC – December 16, 2017 – The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is proud to announce the reopening of the Morrison Regional Library at 7015 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. The library will be open to the public immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony with activities planned throughout the day.
“Libraries are at the heart of every great community and this is undoubtedly one of them,” says Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board of Trustees Chair Jennifer Appleby. “Since 1991 this facility has served our community well. With the renovation, we are ready to offer more technology and multiple meeting room spaces where we can gather, discuss and learn together.”
The renovated branch, the third most active in the Library system, increased by 2,600 square feet to nearly 27,000 square feet, and includes redesigned spaces for children and teens, a maker space room, a vending café, and a patio and terrace. There is a wide selection of books and audio visual materials including DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. Features include a new computer lab, a laptop check out system, an automated materials handling unit, Wi‑Fi availability, and the ability for wireless printing from personal devices.
“This is more than a building. The features in this library are the direct result of community feedback,” says Lee Keesler, CEO of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. “Over the next several years, customers will see renovations at several branches. Morrison is the first location to feature new strategies for serving the customer, and we think our community will be pleased with the path we are on.”
Morrison Regional Library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary in summer.
Public funding for the $8 million Morrison Regional project was approved in 2014 as part of the 2015 Mecklenburg County Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The renovation is the first of several projects in the 2015 CIP for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system. In addition, Mecklenburg County has earmarked funding for a new main Library.
About Charlotte Mecklenburg Library:
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving a community of more than one million citizens in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Through 20 locations, targeted outreach and online, the Library delivers exceptional services and programs, with a mission to improve lives and build a stronger community. For more, visit cmlibrary.org.
About Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation:
Created as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in September 2012 in partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas, the Foundation supports the Library’s programs and services through advocacy, fundraising and building relationships with others who share a passion for the Library’s work. The Library Foundation supports library services, expands the Library’s collection of print and digital books and materials, enhances programming for all ages, and strives to grow its endowment for future generations.