ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center has meeting rooms available for community use subject to internal scheduling needs and support staff availability. All events and programs are expected to harmonize with the character and mission of ImaginOn, and the Public Library reserves the right to limit the use of its facilities for this purpose. View our rate sheet.
For more information hosting meetings and special events at ImaginOn, call 704-416-4605.
Facilities - click on the room name for details.
- The Round
- Studios A, B, C, or D
- Rehearsal Rooms A or B
- Board Room (with kitchen)
- StoryLab and/or Public Lobby
Rentals During Operating Hours
During regular hours, rental facilities in ImaginOn will follow the Public Library's standard policy for "Meeting Room Use". Rooms are rented in 4 hour increments which includes set-up and break-down time.
After Hours Rentals
ImaginOn spaces for larger events and receptions are available only after regular operating hours (after 5pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
All standard “prohibited uses” per the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library policy will apply to after hours rentals, including the following:
- groups charging admission
- fundraising activities or events
- social gatherings
After hours rentals are considered “private functions” and are not required to be “free and open to the public and media” per standard Library Policy.
Rental receptions which will include alcohol may not begin until the public has left the building (this includes theatre audiences in the building).
Neither the Library nor the Children’s Theatre will hold a liquor license. In any event where alcohol is served, the contracted caterer will hold the liquor license and handle all serving of alcoholic beverages.
Rental rates are in 4 hour increments which includes set-up and break-down time.
Service fees will apply. Additional fees may include parking, security, cleaning, and audio/visual.
ImaginOn does not currently have a Birthday Party program. If you would like to make ImaginOn part of your celebration, we suggest that you enjoy cake and gifts at home or at a neighboring restaurant, and then bring your group to ImaginOn for a Children’s Theatre show or a scheduled Library program.
Children’s Theatre group ticket sales can be purchased through the Box Office. Please call 704-973-2828 for information about prices and availability.
Scheduled library programs are listed in the online calendar. For more information, please call the Spangler Children’s Library at 704-416-4630 or The Loft (Teen Library) at 704-416-4660.
Remember to allow time to explore the building and enjoy the StoryLab!