Archive for December, 2008

Library use booming during economic downturn

December 17, 2008

If you picked up a copy of today’s Charlotte Observer, you may have seen a guest editorial by Library Director Charles Brown discussing the important role libraries play during tough economic times. If you missed it, you can read a pdf of the article .

Do you have a story to share about how how libraries have impacted you or someone you know during a difficult economic situation? Post your comments — we’d love to hear from you. Or join us at the upcoming Coffee and Conversation on January 5 (see post below).


Another chance to share ideas over coffee in January.

December 16, 2008


Because we’ve had so many great comments and ideas posted to the blog lately, and since we heard from many of you that you weren’t able to attend one of the recent Coffee and Conversation Sessions, we decided to schedule another conversation in January.  Unfamiliar with the Coffee and Conversation format? Read our recent post to learn what we’ll discuss and how this information will be used.

If you’re able, please join us on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, from 12-1 p.m. at Morrison Regional Library, located at 7015 Morrison Boulevard. (View map.) Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas about what you like about libraries, and what you think will make libraries better. It doesn’t matter which library you frequent — your comments will help us shape the future for all libraries in Mecklenburg County.

We hope to see you there!