We always say books have a mind of their own. Enjoy!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to make a difference in your community as a volunteer at the Library, visit the Library’s volunteer page to apply for these and other opportunities at www.cmlibrary.org/volunteer. For questions, contact Volunteer Coordinator Chauna Wall at cwall@cmlibrary.org or 704-416-0711.

  • Beatties Ford Road, Steele Creek, West Blvd, Mountain Island and Main Library are currently looking for tech savvy volunteers to assist in the computer lab and with one-on-one tutoring sessions.Volunteers in the computer lab can help with on-the-fly questions concerning accessing the Internet, operating email accounts and navigating employment websites. Tech Tutors would involve more in-depth subjects such as creating email accounts, using Microsoft Programs, or getting a general introduction to the Internet.
  • Homework Zone Monitors at Independence Regional Library. Our ideal volunteer candidates will be people with an interest in education, who are comfortable working with students in grades 6-12, and have a willingness to provide basic homework help during the hours of Monday - Thursday from 5-7:30 pm. As a volunteer you will receive our undying gratitude and free chocolate!
  • Urgent need for volunteers to help students and their parents complete the Free Online Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).Total time required is approximately 3 ½ hours (1 ½ training and 2 hours at the location). FAFSA Training will be held on February 9 from 2:30 to 4 pm at Beatties Ford Road Library and is required for all FAFSA Volunteers. Choose one or both of the following days to volunteer:
    * Independence Library, Thursday, February 23, from 5 - 7pm
    * Beatties Ford Road Library, Saturday, February 25 from 10:30 -11:30am

All selected candidates must complete a background check. More information on specific qualifications for each position is listed on the volunteer page.

Your help is greatly needed — and appreciated!

We Love Our Volunteers


"I volunteer because of the children. There are so many children who are underpriviledged and don’t have the money to purchase a book. The library offers books and things they wouldn’t be able to otherwise afford. That’s my reason for giving back to the community — I’ve been blessed — Jo, volunteer at Mint Hill

Moksha Donates to Library

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the Moksha-Charlotte group!! It hosted an event October 23, 2011 to benefit Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries. The event was held at the Hindu Center and raised $1,000 for our library system.

Moksha is a group of individuals who have come together to share their passion in music. It was formed about 18 months back and has been building its talent through monthly music workshops.

To learn more about this group visit: http://mokshagroup.us/.

Donor Thank You Party Wrap Up

The first Donor Thank You Party was held Tuesday, December 6, 2011 for our Bibliophile, Literacy Circle, and Carnegie Circle Friends at Black Forest Books &  Toys. Our guests enjoyed wine donated by Sunrise Wine Imports and food donated by EarthFare. Library CEO, Vick Phillips, shared a Library update with attendees and Black Forest owner Pat Siegfried shared tips about buying books that will be enjoyed by all ages.

Donate now at the Bibliophile or higher level to join us for our next event at Neiman Marcus in SouthPark Mall. 


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'Tis the Season to Give

A gift to the Library is a gift to everyone.  

This year, as we take time to give thanks, many of us are probably reflecting on the individuals in our community who have few resources. How can we make a difference in the lives of others and help build a stronger community for all?  


Consider an investment in your community’s future with a gift in honor of a friend or loved one to the Library. The Library enriches the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance. People come to the Library every day to explore new ideas, improve their lives, and enjoy a unique sense of community. The Library is also a place where people can go when they have very few resources and no other place to turn.

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Editorial: A Challenge for Charlotte-Become the City of Readers

FY11 Annual Report Now Available

The past fiscal year has been a time of transition and planning for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library,and we are proud to deliver this Annual Report with the message that the Library has met or exceeded allof its planning goals this year and is well on its way toward building a sustainable future for the Library.

To read the rest of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s FY11 Annual Report click here.

Children's Services at Public Libraries: A Port in the Storm

Robin Branstrom (center), Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board of Trustee Chair, gathered her friends together to enjoy a wonderful night out to support Dine Out for Books at Zink. American Kitchen.

Robin Branstrom (center), Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board of Trustee Chair, gathered her friends together to enjoy a wonderful night out to support Dine Out for Books at Zink. American Kitchen.