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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

Library’s Strategic Plan discussed at community forum

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.


By |February 15th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

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. […]

By |June 1st, 2012|Around Town, Government, Library, Town Hall|1 Comment