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Future of the Library Task Force

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In spring 2011, the recommendations of the Task Force were approved by the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners along with the Library Board of Trustees. Funding for fiscal year 2012 was approved which allowed the Library to implement the Task Force’s recommendation to expand hours at six regional locations. Click here for Library locations and hours.

The Library will be use the report of the Task Force as its strategic plan until the creation of a new Library strategic plan in 2013. For additional information about Library operations, visit The delivery of Library services is the result of a partnership between the Library and County. The Library is the managing partner, who delivers services, and the County is the funding partner, who provides the funding for those services. 

If you would like to provide feedback to the Library Board, please click here.

If you would like to provide feedback to the County Commission, please click here.

Watch the video of the meeting.

Read the
full Task Force report.

Read the
March 21 presentation.

Task Force Members
Seventeen community members served on the Task Force, and created the Task Force report. See their bios below, along with the Design Team report that guided the process. 

Future of the Library Task Force--Design Team Report

The Task Force was first proposed during the spring 2010 County budget cycle, when stakeholders began discussing the need to create a stable funding platform for the Library.

At their budget straw vote, the Board of County Commissioners made the creation of a task force part of its contingency for library funding for FY2011.

In July, the Library received a grant for $75,000 from the Community Catalyst Fund of the Foundation for the Carolinas to fund the Task Force. Grant funds will be used to defray expenses of the Task Force, in addition to what is donated or provided by the Library and County.

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