ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

ImaginOn Building

 

ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center is a one-of-a-kind youth destination located in Charlotte, NC, in the heart of the cultural arts district. This collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a 102,000-square-foot facility recently ranked by Livability.com as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States.  ImaginOn is visited by more than 300,000 people annually and features two state-of-the-art theatres, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and interactive exhibit space. 

With cutting edge services and library collections, an award winning professional theatre and innovative education programs, ImaginOn brings stories to life through extraordinary experiences that challenge, inspire and excite young minds.

 

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Meet two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo at ImaginOn – Jan. 13

This event is sold out.

Families and lovers of children’s literature won’t want to miss seeing Kate DiCamillo, the award-winning author of many books for young readers, as she visits Charlotte during the tour of her latest novel, Louisiana’s Way Home. 

Book-lovers of all ages are invited to EpicFest, Nov. 3

EpicFest is an extraordinary, free literary festival that joyfully connects children, teens and families with books and the people who write them through activities that encourage a love of reading and learning. In its fourth year, EpicFest has become a wonderful family tradition.

Nationally-recognized children’s and young adult authors and illustrators will spend two days in Charlotte to share their latest books, their experiences and their passion for libraries with kids of all ages.

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