Scaleybark Library branch turns 30

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites public to celebrate with special events planned for Monday, June 15, 2015.

The Scaleybark branch of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (101 Scaleybark Rd., Charlotte) is turning thirty this year. Much has changed since the branch opened in 1985, but the library with the recognizable red, metal arch at the corner of Scaleybark Road and South Boulevard still remains a landmark. It is also a convenient location for the many customers who live, work, or travel along this busy corridor.

To mark the anniversary, the branch will host a celebration on Monday, June 15, the same day that the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s annual Summer Reading program begins. Members of the public are invited to attend.

"We're excited to share with our community all the resources and programs that the library has to offer," says Scaleybark Branch Manager Beatriz Guevara. "We have a lot of programs lined up for Summer Reading, plus more planned for the fall, and we want our customers to take advantage of them."

Festivities on June 15 include:

10:30 a.m.:      Family storytime and face painting with special guest Seemore Goodstuff, WTVI's purple elephant mascot

Noon - 2 p.m.:  Meet some Southend neighbors and enjoy delicious refreshments

2:15 p.m.:        Listen & Move celebration with Angie Acosta

3 - 4 p.m.         Reading buddies (registration required)

4:30 - 6 p.m.    Now Showing: Back to the Future (1985, Rated PG)

6 – 7:30 p.m.   Technology Tutoring

All Day:           Summer Reading sign-up

New library users are encouraged to visit the branch to get a library card or apply online at www.cmlibrary.org/getstarted. Cards are free for Mecklenburg County residents and students; non-residents can obtain a library card for an annual fee.

The library is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the branch at 704-416-6400

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Scaleybark is hosting a 30th anniversary celebration on Monday, June 15, 2015.
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Scaleybark library is the branch with the recognizable red, metal arch at the corner of Scaleybark Road and South Boulevard
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Scaleybark branch opened in 1985, the same year that the movie Back to the Future was released.
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