April 16, 2021

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In Bloom

Hello ,

Spring is really here, and there are signs of renewed energy and growth all around us.

Marcellus “MT” Turner has hit the ground running as our new CEO and Chief Librarian, and it’s been a joy getting to know him and introducing him to many of you. He brings a wealth of experience and ideas, and we look forward to featuring him in an upcoming newsletter.

We're excited to announce a special challenge for The CommonSpark campaign. Three families have initiated the North Tryon Neighborhood Challenge - matching up to $200,000 in gifts toward the construction of the new Main Library from their uptown neighbors. If you live, work or have interests in uptown, this is an opportunity to double your investment in the neighborhood. 

National Library Week was a big success, and Bookmark the Town signs are blooming all over the County! To date 1,200 signs have been planted, hundreds of them by new Library supporters. It’s not too late to get a sign in honor of Mother’s Day or just because – they’ll be available through the end of June, so there’s still time to plant a sign and grow community.

If you’re out and about in the sunshine this weekend, come visit us at the University City WineFest – we’ll be there with Bookmark the Town signs!

Thank you for your support, in every season.


Jenni Gaisbauer, CFRE
Executive Director




Three Families, One Goal

Three uptown families have posed a neighborhood fundraising challenge in support of the new Main Library.

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More Access to ONE Access

The popular program, now a national model, expands beyond CMS to universities, private and charter schools.

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What's Helen Hope Kimbrough Reading?

The publisher, author, literacy advocate, racial equity champion and Foundation board second vice chair started a new book club this year. We've got their reading list.

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Managing Anxiety - the Mindful Way
April 21, 2021 6 p.m.

Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for a workshop and Q&A with Dr. Kammy T. Jain, MD of Mindful Familiy Medicine in Boone, NC. 

Learn more and register »

Webinar: British Library's Living Knowledge Network
April 30, 2021, 11 a.m.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Engage 2020 program will be featured as a case study for this FREE international webinar about how to make the library a safe forum for community conversation and expression. Join us!

Sign Up for the Webinar »

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