Charlotte Library News

Traveling for the holidays?
We’ve got a new batch of audiobooks for all members of the family. Or try the new LIBBY app for your phone or device. If you’ve been frustrated with Overdrive, check out LIBBY for one-click to reading and listening. For help getting started, drop in during Tech Help Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or drop a line to our tech librarian, Susanna Kahn.

On our wish list

Adopt-an-author program
Make sure you’re first in line for the latest title from your favorite author. Adopt the author here at the library! We purchase the book at our discounted rate, you get first dibs and a tax write-off for donating.

Magazine subscriptions
We welcome gift subscriptions! Think of us when you get that “free gift” notice in between the pages of your magazines.

You can donate to the Friends of the Charlotte Library while you shop. Simply select “Friends of the Charlotte Library” from the list of charitable organizations when you first visit the site. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Join the Friends
Visit the Friends page on the Charlotte Library website for information about donating and participating in all that this group does to support the library mission.

Mitten tree
Our annual tree is up and adorned with warm accessories for winter temps. But there’s room for more!   Drop off hats, mittens and scarves at the library until Dec. 31. All items donated to the Charlotte Food Shelf for neighbors in need.

Kids Programs & Activities

Tuesdays at 2:15 p.m. through Dec. 19: After School Story Explorations. Take the bus from CCS and explore the world of stories! For kindergarten and first grade students. Registration required.

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through Dec. 22: Preschool Story Time. Join us for stories, songs, crafts and fun as we discover the wonder of books and the tales they tell. For children ages three to five who are comfortable in a story time setting with or without parent/caregiver. Registration required.

Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. Minecraft Meet-Ups. Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please come with your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages seven and up with basic knowledge of Minecraft. Meet-up date: Dec. 13.  

 Info & Interest for Adults

Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 1:00 p.m. Wrapping Up a Good Read: Favorite Selections from the Library. Avid readers and book sharers Georgia Edwards, Cheryl Sloan and Margaret Woodruff bring their top ideas for the holiday season in this rapid-review session. From mysteries to early readers, biography to bestsellers, you’ll get a brief synopsis and a chance to look through book selections for every reader on your list. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of gift shopping and good cheer. Refreshments served. Book copies available for purchase thanks to the Flying Pig Bookstore. This program takes place at the Charlotte Senior Center.

Monday, Dec. 18 at 10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Group: Before the Poison. This stand-alone mystery by Peter Robinson “reads like a Golden Age classic crime novel, an unhurried, deliberate unraveling of a mystery paralleled by a long, slow reveal of the narrator’s own motivation, told with a ratcheting up of tension.” Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Through December, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tech Help Thursdays,  Get some one-on-one technology help from Tech Librarian Susanna Kahn. Learn a new skill, troubleshoot a problem on your device, find out about downloading audiobooks and ebooks with your library card, and more. Drop in or sign up in advance.

Join us in January! Mindfulness sessions at the Charlotte Senior Center, Sunday Supper at the Library, Brain Teasers, Chess Club and more.

Charlotte Library Board of Trustees: Emily Ferris, Nan Mason, Danielle Conlon Menk, Jonathan Silverman and Robert Smith.
Next board meeting: Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Charlotte Library information
Margaret Woodruff, director
Cheryl Sloan, youth services librarian
Susanna Kahn, tech services librarian

Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.