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 end when the school bells signal the start of a new school year. The Mint Hill Public Library has terrific classes, readers clubs, and game time for kids of all ages, all year long.
Are comics your thing?
The Comic Book Club for Teens will have you drawing and writing your own in no time. This activity happens the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is open for ages 12-18.
The Teen Book Club meets the last Monday of each month at 5:00 pm to discuss a teen book that the group chooses.
Teen Read Week: Bingo mixes the fun of playing a game with library related activities.
Programs for pre-teens are plentiful, with American Girl Book Club for ages 5-11, and a Rookie Science program for ages 8-11.
There is even a chess club for all ages.
Kids can also use the computers, browse magazines, and peruse the shelves for a good book to curl up with.
Registration is required for most activities and is available on line at
Mint Hill Public Library is located at 6840 Matthews – Mint Hill Road. Hours of Operation are:Monday: 10 am to 8 pm; Tuesday: 10 am to 8 pm; Wednesday: 10 am to 8 pm; Thursday: Closed; Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: Closed.

Library’s Strategic Plan discussed at community forum

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Citizens and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library officials met at the Mint Hill branch library for a community forum Thursday, February 7, to discuss the future of the library.

The meeting was the last in a series of community forums at various library branches, all with the same goal of gathering community input on the library’s three-year strategic plan.

Topics discussed ranged from uses of meeting rooms, available materials, and operating hours, among many other topics.

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Library plan presented to Mint Hill Board

Carol Hull presented the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Citizens Committee report to the Board of Commissioners last Thursday.  She is a member of the committee, a team of citizens with professional experience in real estate, process improvements, information technology, and Mecklenburg County government.
The goal of this committee was “to review the functions and utilization of the main library, consider the feasibility of consolidating, downsizing, or relocating the functions of the main library” to another site.  The committee met monthly from November 2011 to February 2012 to investigate library functions and ways to save money. Continue reading