Leon Levine Foundation donates $1M to Charlotte’s new Main Library

CHARLOTTE — The Leon Levine Foundation has donated $1 million to Charlotte’s new Main Library.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Foundation said the destination reading room will be named for founders Sandra and Leon Levine.

The fifth-floor room will be what the foundation described as a “contemplative space for quiet study and special collections with easy access to a terrace overlooking the northern Uptown skyline. The light-filled, serene space will be a place for traditional library lovers and those wanting to escape into a good book.”

It’s all part of Uptown’s Seventh Street and Tryon Street redevelopment.

“Our goal has always been to support organizations that help people reach self-sufficiency,” said Tom Lawrence, president of The Leon Levine Foundation, “The Library meets people where they are to provide the resources they need to grow and thrive. Our gift to the CommonSpark campaign expresses our confidence in the Library’s ability to empower people.”

The library’s website says it will be closed until late 2025 for construction.

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