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12 Ways to Explore Uptown as a Family Summer 2021

In Partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners When you walk through Uptown, there’s a special feeling you get. Maybe it’s the glimmering buildings with cloudless Carolina blue skies overhead or the lush green canopy that provides just the right amount…

Take the Summer Break Challenge with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

In Partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages reading and learning all year long. The summer months, when students take a break from school, are critical to expanded learning. In fact, summertime poses the most academic risk because…

Learn Digital Literacy Skills at the Library for Free

In Partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Are you or a family member interested in improving your digital skills? Check out all the great programs and resources available for free through DigiLit at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. You can receive assistance no…

Give Your Child the Chance to Take Back Their Summer

In Partnership with YMCA of Greater Charlotte Summer will look different for many this year. As a result of how COVID-19 has changed our world, families will seek socialization at a safe distance in more ways than before. As parents…

New South End & Uptown Public Art to Discover

In Partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners In Charlotte, public art is for the people, and the vibrancy of the people shines through in the art. Case in point: In 2005, Charlotte artist Tom Thoune collected old plates, glass and…

Preparing for College: Why Trying New Things Is Imperative

In Partnership with Charlotte Christian School How is your student's school preparing them for college? At Charlotte Christian (7301 Sardis Road), one of the goals is to graduate students who find their identity in Christ and are prepared academically, spiritually,…

Get carded this September at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

In Partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library In a world rapidly moving to an online format, access to digital resources and educational materials is more important than ever before. With limits on in-person gatherings and adjusted work and school schedules, living…

7 Educational, Fun Ideas for August 2020 with Kids

In Partnership with Charlotte Country Day School The dog days of summer in Charlotte are always tough for parents, but during the coronavirus pandemic, pain points are stretched to new bounds. Local schools wished their graduating seniors well in May—some with virtual tributes—and…

Two Nearby Camps Give Kids Safe Socialization & Summer Magic

Thanks to impressive health precautions, stir-crazy kids can enjoy various adventures and activities this summer at the YMCA's overnight camps in North and South Carolina. In Partnership with YMCA of Greater Charlotte After spending spring in quarantine, kids need socialization now more than ever. As much…

Charlotte Aquatics Reopens with Robust Safety Measures

As North Carolina entered Phase 2 of reopening, on June 8, 2020, Charlotte Aquatics reopened its pool to young swimmers—but not without major precautions. In Partnership with Charlotte Aquatics As the state of North Carolina moves through its phases of reopening amid COVID-19, parents are…

These Mini Stuffed Pancake Balls Make Breakfast Time the Best

Bantam Bagels makes bite-sized foods that kids love to eat and parents love to make—because they're so fun, delicious, and easy! Find their mini stuffed bagel, egg bites, and pancake balls online and in the frozen section of your local grocery…

Everything You Can Access for Free with a CharMeck Library Card

While libraries are closed to encourage social distancing, online access to digital resources becomes even more important. Here's what you can access for free with your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card. In Partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Participating in school, work,…

Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library this April for Digital Día

Charlotte Meckleburg Library is still celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) during April 2020. Also known as Día, this initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.…

5 Ways You Can Support Charlotte Businesses Amid COVID-19

Looking for ways to help keep the Charlotte economy afloat? Local businesses are getting creative with ways to support. In Partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners It's easy to get swept up in the anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty of a…