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Mint Hill library manager is happy to help

By Charles Kelleher Harris

According to a recent Mint Hill Library newsletter, it was some 62 years ago that Mint Hill’s only means of free reading was by means of a book mobile that came to town every Friday for one hour. A decade later the library occupied a small store front near downtown Mint Hill. Finally in May of 1999 the library opened its doors at its current location.
Almost 16 years later the 12,000-square-foot building is home to some 17,500 items. And there is more to come.
Since 2010 Mark Engelbrecht has served as the Mint Hill Library Branch Manager.
“I came to the Mint Hill Branch Library as the interim manager during a budget crisis,” explained Engelbrecht. “The position was formalized in the fall of 2010 and I was given the title of Location Manager.”  […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Library|0 Comments

Library programs for kids and teens not just for summer

The first day of summer vacation always sees a surge in activity at the Mint Hill Public Library as kids and teens come to sign up for the summer reading program where they can play games, read books to win prizes and enjoy logging in to chart their progress.
But the fun does not have to […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Around Town, Arts, Good deeds, Library|0 Comments

Therapy dogs help early readers at library

 

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Teresa Faucette is a Therapy Dogs International volunteer and an experienced dog trainer.  She believes dogs provide health and emotional benefits for humans, and she wants to spread those benefits to as many people as she can.  Her sheltie, Max, is a disaster stress relief dog who has helped people after the 2011 Alabama tornado […]

By |September 14th, 2012|Around Town, Good deeds, Library|4 Comments

Library offers something for everyone

Mint Hill library manager, Mark Engelbrecht, called the library’s webpage their “best kept secret.”  The website offers information about the library’s catalog, services, classes, and events.  Classes and events provide residents of all ages with story times, arts and crafts, computer assistance, and educational support.

“We don’t want it to be a secret,” said Engelbrecht.  “We […]

By |September 7th, 2012|Library|1 Comment