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 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.





Come celebrate WonderFest with us on January 13th!

WonderFest is a new, fun-filled theatre festival that brings together three family-friendly productions from Children’s Theatre of Charlotte under one roof: Balloonacy, Mr. Popper's Penguins and The Imaginators!

ImaginOn Launches Homeschool Rally Junior Edition Programming for Ages 5-11!

The Teen Loft here at ImaginOn has been doing successful programming for homeschooled tweens and teens for over a year now, and we are thrilled to announce that Spangler Library downstairs at ImaginOn has officially launched its own programming for children ages 5-11 as well! 

Welcome to ImaginOn's Homeschool Rally Junior Edition! Here's a listing of what's coming down the pipeline. If you homeschool independently and/or are part of a homeschool community or collective, we would love to see you at our upcoming events!


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