The mission of the Charlotte Community Library is to provide materials and service, which will furnish opportunities for educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs of the community.
The library board meets the third Thursday of every month in the Spartan Room at the library. The October meeting is on the 4th Thursday of the month. The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
2020 Library Closings
- Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 17
- Good Friday – Friday, April 10 Noon – 8 p.m.
- Staff Training Day – Wednesday, May 6
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 25
- 4th of July – Saturday, July 4
- Labor Day – Monday, September 7
- Frontier Day – Saturday, September 12
- Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11
- Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26
- Day after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 27
- Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24
- Christmas Day – Friday, December 25
- New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31
226 S. Bostwick St., Charlotte, MI 48813
History of the Library
A library in Charlotte was first established on November 19, 1894 when the Common Council levied a tax of 1/2 mil to provide a free public library and reading room to residents. After many years in rental spaces, a committee was appointed to contact Andrew Carnegie for help in establishing a permanent library. In 1903 the new library building, a gift of Andrew Carnegie, was opened to the public.
Space in the library building began to grow tight. In 1986 The Charlotte Library Project, Inc. was formed to seek out a new location for the public library and one year later a new building was purchased. The new building was formerly a Felpausch Grocery Store so major renovations were necessary. Renovations began in 1990 and were finally completed in April 1994. The new building became open to the public in September 1994.