Sad day for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Today I read a very sad LibraryJournal article – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is facing large cuts to their budget which will result in the closing of 12 of 24 branches and 140 staff layoffs.
I had the good fortune last month to attend a presentation at the Calgary Public Library by a librarian from Charlotte Mecklenburg who works in their ImaginOn Library location. It’s a truly unique library branch responsible for creating innovative children’s library programming. The article mentions that ImaginOn is not safe from the layoffs, but for Charlotte Mecklenburg I hope it remains untouched so they can continue on with their forward thinking programming and share their ideas with the rest of us librarians!