North Carolina Libraries, Vol 68, No 2 (2010)

A History of the Mint Hill, NC Library

Winona Ramsaur

Abstract


The establishment and growth of branch public libraries say much about the need people have for library service, not just big downtown business and research libraries but more intimate local libraries closer to where people live. Branch public libraries are not just downtown libraries writ small but important local institutions and meeting places with their own ethos, purpose and community support. Mint Hill is a small town within the Charlotte metropolitan area served by a branch of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. The history of the Mint Hill Library can be set within a larger context of library history, but, at its heart, it is clearly a product of many years of community energy and commitment.

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