9,865 '64U Books for Kids' donations put literacy on the top shelf

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Thank you to everyone who supported '64U Books for Kids' by donating books to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. 

From March 25 to April 22, we asked our viewers to donate new and gently used books for children and teens. Some 9,865 books were donated, and we can't thank you enough.

Our viewers and community united to support reading and literacy programs and services at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.  The generosity we have seen through the thousands of books collected will help continue to improve lives and build a stronger community.

In April, the library, along with the Council for Children's Rights, worked with the Mecklenburg County Courthouse to install a community bookshelf on the 8th floor of the courthouse.  More than 160 books collected during '64U Books for Kids' book drive were placed on that shelf.  Children and teens can access the materials to read while in the courthouse, and can take the books home without the need to check them out or bring them back.

Donated books will also be distributed  to children and teens in the community through the library's outreach services, Summer Break Books Bucks, Litte Free Libraries, and Read Charlotte.

Your donations allow the library to provide more books to children and teens the in community.  

Thank you!