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Banned Book Story Time

Banned Book Story Time

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ages: All ages Cost: Free
Location: Charlotte Museum of History

Pride Storytime & Mobile Library - I know it's only May, but it's never too early to celebrate Pride month! All ages from birth to 5th grade are welcome to join our special storytime in celebration of the LGBTQ+ experience, where we will be reading picture books like Glad Glad Bear, This Day in June, and Prince & Knight that have proud representations of gay and trans characters. We invite you to don your rainbow onesie and join us with an open heart and an open mind for a gentle story time celebration of acceptance. Stick around to make a rainbow craft. More Information about CM Mobile Library:

About Banned Book Story Time 

Censorship of information in public libraries and schools has become a hot topic for debate in recent months. While we haven’t yet had to implement these ‘book bans,’ here in Charlotte, we are certainly witnessing a significant moment in our country’s history as lengthy lists of accredited authors and titles are prohibited from public and educational spaces. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Museum of History have partnered to bring these beloved and incredibly important stories to readers of all levels in the Charlotte community: introducing Banned Book Story Time!

Join us as for one “banned” title a month and share in the magic of storytelling. Learn about key moments in our history, expose your young readers to new perspectives, encourage creativity and imagination, and excite their love of reading!

Each program will differ in theme so there is always something new and exciting to look forward to. All programs will include an interactive ‘banned book’ story time session with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library representative, and a supplementary activity to reinforce that month’s theme. Let’s put an end to censorship by celebrating the many stories, people, cultures, and perspectives that make up our diverse Charlotte community (and beyond!).

For more information on Banned Book Story Time, please contact Mea Agazio, Education & Engagement Manager, at To learn more about Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, please visit

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