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"Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this mission.”

-Toni Morrison

Last week I stopped at a traffic light beside a convertible with the top down. I looked over and realized the driver wasn’t cruising to music – she was listening to an audiobook! I smiled for the rest of my commute, thinking about just how embedded literacy and libraries are in this community.

This is reflected every year at Verse & Vino. Our signature fundraising event has grown every year, and we expect a capacity crowd at the Convention Center on November 7. This year, in addition to a program featuring New York Times best-selling authors, we’ll be sharing big news that will impact this region’s literary landscape for generations. You’ll want to be there.

Thank you for your continued investment in improving lives and building a stronger community. We’ll see you at Verse & Vino – and until then, keep reading!

Warmly,

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Jenni Gaisbauer, CFRE
Executive Director, Library Foundation

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Four New York Times best-sellers will celebrate libraries and literacy at Verse & Vino...and they'll be on hand for a BIG announcement! 

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Library trustee and Dean of the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte, Ellen McIntyre reflects on the importance of reading.

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The newest travel stop in Charlotte is your Library's newest supporter.

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As summer draws to a close, we asked some middle schoolers about their summer reading favorites.

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Summer at ImaginOn
Everybody's favorite spud is back - MR. POTATO HEAD is open through September 8, 2019 at ImaginOn.
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Verse & Vino
Tickets are now on sale for our signature annual fundraising event, featuring New York Times best-sellers! 
November 7, 2019
Charlotte Convention Center 
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EpicFest 
Save the date for this FREE literary festival for kids, teens and families featuring award-winning authors and illustrators for young people.
November 9, 2019 at ImaginOn.
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