Want to help shape the future of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library? Then apply to be on the Future of the Library Task Force. You can find the applications at the library’s website, or pick up a printed version at branches. The library is forming the task force to devise a strategy that will sustain the organization in the coming years. Recent budget cuts forced a drastic reduction in hours at the branches including Mint Hill. The library lost about half its staff in the last year because of budget cuts.

The Task Force will comprise 12-15 members with experience and skills in finance, human resources, legal, market research, multi-site service operations, municipal administration, organizational restructuring, public-private partnerships and public relations. The Task Force will be charged with making recommendations to the Library Board of Trustees and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.