Mountain Island Library branch turns 10

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites public to celebrate with special events planned for Saturday, December 12, 2015.

The Mountain Island branch of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (4420 Hoyt Galvin Way, Charlotte) is turning ten this year. To mark the anniversary, the branch is hosting a free, public celebration on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

The Mountain Island branch opened on December 10, 2005, and was the third of sequential public library branches serving northwest Mecklenburg County.  Northwest Branch was the first to serve the area, opening in 1964. Northwest was replaced in 1983 by the larger Coulwood branch in the Coulwood Shopping Center off Bellhaven Blvd. Mountain Island branch replaced Coulwood in 2005 in response to continued community growth and expanding needs.

“We look forward to celebrating our first decade of service with the community,” said Branch Manager Helen McDowell. “We have enjoyed years of partnership and service within this marvelous community, and envision many more.”

Mountain Island Library’s Celebration Festivities

12 p.m. Welcome!

12:30 - 3 p.m.

Entertainment for All!

Celebratory Activities

Historic Branch Tour/via PowerPoint

Storytime and Craft Table Activities

Technology Mini-Sessions

Why I Love My Library Banner

Button Maker Activities



Mountain Island branch hours: The branch 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 704-416-5600.

New hours coming! Beginning Jan. 4, 2016, all Charlotte Mecklenburg Library locations will open at 9 a.m., Mon-Sat.


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