Archive for December, 2009

Looking for North Carolina State Tax Forms?

December 28, 2009

The N.C. Department of Revenue (www.dor.state.nc.us) has opted not to provide tax forms to public facilities like libraries and post offices this year.

However, they are offering several options:

  • You can go to the N.C. State Tax Office for forms:

5111 Nations Crossing Rd. Bldg 8, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28217
(Off of Woodlawn near I-77.)
Please call 704-519-3000 for directions.
The office is open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

  • You can e-file from home.

We hope this information will be of help as you prepare and file your tax returns this year.

Library gift will help at-risk children

December 17, 2009

The Spangler Foundation presented the library with a $250,000 grant on Thursday, December 17. Read the press release.

New Hickory Grove Library slated to open Feb. 6

December 7, 2009

For the past year, a 16,000-foot replacement for the current 5,100-foot Hickory Grove branch has been under construction across the street at 5935 Hickory Grove Road, near Food Lion. To prepare for the opening, the old branch will close three weeks before the opening of the new branch.

  • Jan. 16, 2010: Old branch closes so the books and materials can be moved to the new building.
  • Feb. 6, 2010: Grand opening of new Hickory Grove Library.

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Your Library is a Five Star!

December 4, 2009

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has once again been designated a “Five-Star” library. This is a due in large part to the support and patronage we receive from you, the people of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Thanks!

Wondering what a Five-Star Library is? It’s the highest possible rating given out by the Library Journal, and it’s similar to the Michelin and Mobile guides used for restaurants and hotels. They’ve actually given it to use twice: first in February 2009, then again in November 2009. You can read more on our website.

Come on in to the Library or visit our website at www.cmlibrary.org to find out what’s going on at the Library. Not only can you help us celebrate our five stars, but your very presence can help us keep our Five-Star designation in the future! How’s that, you ask? The Library Journal Index is based equally on four things: visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use.

Barnes & Noble to host book fair to benefit the Public Library

December 2, 2009

The Charlotte-area Barnes and Noble stores (Sharon Road, Carolina Place, Arboretum and Birkdale) are hosting a book fair to benefit the Public Library on Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th. Shoppers at any of the Charlotte area Barnes & Noble stores simply have to mention the Public Library at the register during checkout to have a percentage of their sales go to the Library. Proceeds from this fair will be used by the Library to purchase much needed new books for its circulating collection.

Also, don’t miss these special related events Saturday, Dec. 5, at the B&N on Sharon Road:

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Author Art Chansky signing his history of UNC Basketball, Light Blue Reign: How a City-Slicker, a Quiet Kansan, and a Mountain Man Built College Basketball’s Longest-Lasting Dynasty
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Children’s Author Judy Stead signing The Twelve Days of Christmas in North Carolina
  • 11 a.m.: Children’s Storytime with the Library’s Frontline Storytellers