July 16, 2021
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New Beginnings

Hello ,

This month began a new fiscal year for your Library Foundation, and it feels like a fresh start with endless possibilities ahead.

With generous support from Mecklenburg County, we started the year with a new Fine Free policy, eliminating a barrier to access for more than 150,000 Library cardholders. A Mobile Library will hit the road this fall, and along with Verse & Vino we’re planning "One for the Books," a community-wide celebration to say goodbye to the current Main Library. Stay tuned for a lot more information later this summer.

One thing that won’t change this year is our commitment to partnership - with the County, organizations throughout the community, and the thousands of corporations, foundations and individuals who support Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s mission to improve lives and build a stronger community. Your Library's impact is possible because of you, and we're looking forward to a great year together.

Thank you for your continued partnership,


Jenni Gaisbauer, CFRE
Executive Director



Springsteen Foundation Invests in CommonSpark

A new generation continues a long-standing family tradition of community philanthropy. 

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Fine Freedom is Already Having an Impact

Library users across the community respond with enthusiasm, gratitude - and generosity! - to the Library's new fine free policy. 

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Carnegie Circle Donor Appreciation Event

Featuring Annette Gordon-Reed, this invitation-only event celebrates Library supporters whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more create a community where reading, learning and imagination thrive. Will you join the Circle?

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Celebrating Libraries with Karin Slaughter and Jackie Cooper
July 27, 2021, 7 p.m.

Our friends at HarperCollins Publishers are celebrating libraries with this free, virtual event - and they've invited our readers to join.

Info and Registration»

Damnation Spring: Ash Davidson with Kelly Mustian
August 19, 2021, 7 p.m.

We're thrilled to co-present this free, virtual evening with our partners at Main Street Books.

Info and Registration »

Verse & Vino
November 4, 2021

Planning is already underway for the literary event of the year! To become a sponsor of this year's signature fundraising event, contact Teleia White at twhite@cmlibrary.org.

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