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When I was growing up, birthdays meant receiving presents like books, records and clothes. To my nephew, birthdays mean selflessly asking his friends and family to donate to St. Jude’s Hospital in honor of his special day. Today’s celebrations are much more thoughtful, generous, and community-oriented.

Like many deserving organizations, your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library continues to benefit from this altruistic spirit. Facebook fundraisers, charity events, gifts in honor of loved ones, planned legacy gifts to the Library and much more happen regularly. We receive unsolicited gifts large and small – sometimes annually – from people throughout this community who use shared passion for our Library as a platform for social philanthropy. The opportunities this community finds to combine fun and celebration with fundraising are inspiring.

We are so proud and grateful to be the recipients of your philanthropy and we ask you to continue this trend and encourage others to join you.

Your Library is the welcoming, trusted, essential place it is because of your support. We often say Library programs and services are embedded throughout the community, and today we recognize that so is your recognition of the Library's value.

Thank you for making your libraries and communities stronger.

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Jenni Gaisbauer, CFRE
Executive Director

crossway academyA Teacher's Legacy
A memorial gift touches Library users with special needs throughout Mecklenburg County. 

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Your Library is a treasure trove of resources for streaming and downloading books, music, movies and more...and now there's a new one. Kanopy Streaming Video allows Library users to view up to six indie and documentary - and kids! - films each month.

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Literary critic John Gardner wrote that a novelist's job is to create a "vivid and continuous dream" for the reader...so read continuously for the best experience!

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Natalie Ridley Reading?

We asked WCNC's Charlotte Today producer, busy mom and Library superfan Natalie Ridley what's on her bookshelf. 

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May 2019
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Meck Dec Day
Learn more about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (signed May 20, 1775 and celebrated annually on May 20) with the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. 
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Summer Break
Read, learn and explore with your Library all summer. Registration begins May 20
June 1 - August 10, 2019
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Summer at ImaginOn
Bring the kids for an interactive summer exhibit, Terrific Tuesdays and more! 
Mr. Potato Head exhibit will be open May 25 - September 8, 2019
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