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View and print a handy chart of current library hours or visit our web site for more details.


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After Labor Day, the six regional libraries, Main and ImaginOn will be open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

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August 2012

What little card costs nothing at all, and is one of your best back-to-school tools? Your Library card! The Library has a wealth of tools and services that support educators and students during the school year.


back to school

School is right around the corner, and that means homework. Don't worry...the library is here!

  • Need a place to go? Libraries have computers and spaces for study. Many of our libraries have spaces just for teens. Some; like ImaginOn and the newly-renovated Beatties Ford Road, even have cafe-style study nooks. 

Really stumped? Remember, you have access to professional tutors online, free with your library card.  

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers free academic and career resources and tutoring from for all students and adults.


K-12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject, including algebra, statistics, chemistry, physics, social studies and English. Adults can get help with resume writing, GED prep, and academic support.  All sessions are online and one-to-one with a live tutor.


Get Homework HelpGetting help is easy. Just go to and click the Live Homework Help icon in the right-hand column. Or, to learn more about, check out this brochure, call or visit your nearest library! 


FACT: Last year, 5,253 students used a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card to get homework help with


InDepth with Lee Keesler and Rob Boisvert  

Video: Summer Reading Success and Back-to-School
The Library just ended its summer reading program. Library CEO Lee Keesler talks about the success of that program and how the Library is supporting education in this interview with News 14 Carolina`s Rob Boisvert. Watch now. 


FACT: This year, 14,930 school-aged children and teens signed up for the Library's Summer Reading program, documenting more than 152,427 hours read -- that's more than 9 million minutes of student summer reading!


These free workshops are a great way for students to discover how their library can help them achieve school success. 


Library Orientation: High School
Take a guided tour of the library and learn about the resources that are available to you for school and for fun! Audience: Teens (12-18)

9/4/2012 at 5:30 PM: Matthews Learn More


Scavenger Hunts
Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month and become familiar with your library and all it has to offer! Children participate in self-directed scavenger hunts within the library that support creativity, problem solving, and vocabulary development. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

9/7/2012 at 3:00 PM: Hickory Grove Learn More


Information Literacy Workshop
Teens will learn how the library organizes information and how to locate it in order to make things like doing homework and finding a job easier and more effective. Audience: Teens (12-18)

9/10/2012 at 3:00 PM: Independence Regional Learn More


Amigos Tutoring
Students in K - 5th grade can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in one-on-one or group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

9/12/2012 at 4:30 PM: Mountain Island Learn More

9/19/2012 at 4:30 PM: Mountain Island Learn More

9/26/2012 at 4:30 PM: Mountain Island Learn More

10/3/2012 at 4:30 PM: Mountain Island Learn More


Library Resource Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know your Library? Participate in a library Resource Scavenger Hunt and learn more about your library and the variety of resources that are available to you Audience: Teens (12-18)

9/18/2012 at 0:00 AM: Sugar Creek Learn More


Library Orientation: Elementary School
Take a guided tour of the library and learn about the resources that are available to you for school and for fun! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

9/18/2012 at 5:30 PM: Matthews Learn More


Library Orientation: Middle School
Take a guided tour of the library and learn about the resources that are available to you for school and for fun! Audience: Teens (12-18)

10/2/2012 at 5:30 PM: Matthews Learn More


Do you teach in Mecklenburg County? 

If so, you qualify for a special library card.


Library cards for teachers! Did you know the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers Teacher Loan Cards by request to teachers in Mecklenburg County? Teacher Loan Cards enable teachers to borrow items for extended periods for classroom use. Learn more about the benefits and how to apply

For those who already have Teacher Loan Cards, be aware that they need to be renewed annually. If you obtained your Teacher Loan Card prior to June 2012, it expired on August 15, 2012. Just visit any library branch and present one of the documents listed here to renew your card for the coming school year. If you have questions, please call your nearest library or visit

The big day has arrived! Is your child ready? Check out Get Set 4 K, a great free resource on Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's website that helps parents and their children get ready for kindergarten.


Can I request a library presence at a community event?

Yes! Simply use our easy, online form to send in your request at least four weeks prior to the date of your event. Keep in mind that submitting a request does not guarantee that a library employee will be available at your event, but we'll be in touch to let you know.

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We'll see you at the Library!