Posted on 19 June 2012.
Parents and children swarmed the Green Tuesday for the "Northern Town Folktales on the Green" summer reading kickoff. (Tilly Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
A steel drum player provided background music. (Emma Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Dozens of children and their parents were on the Davidson Village Green Tuesday morning for “Northern Town Folktales on the Green Summer Reading Kickoff. The event included storytelling, music, dance and crafts in front of the Davidson library branch.
Entertainers included Steel Drum Music, Minsky Delmonte, Cara Zara, Hoola Hoop Fitness, Discovery Place Kids, The YMCA, and The Author Squad. The kickoff was sponsored by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, the Lake Norman YMCA, and the parks and recreation departments of Cornelius, Davidson & Huntersville. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Huntersville
Posted on 09 April 2012.
Lee Keesler, a former banker and former head of the Arts & Science Council, was named Monday as CEO of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The library board of trustees announced the news following a special meeting Monday.
Mr. Keesler will be the third CEO in the past year. His appointment gives the system a new, permanent leader as it continues to navigate changes brought on by county budget cuts and economic changes. Among his duties will be to develop a new strategic plan for the library, the system said in an announcement Monday. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, County budget, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County
Posted on 28 April 2011.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board of Trustees meets Monday to vote on final recommendations for the future of the library that will be presented to County Commissioners in the coming weeks. Read the full story
Posted in Beyond Davidson, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Politics, The Economy, Town Hall
Posted on 13 April 2011.
Belle Banks (Brenda Barger/DavidsonNews.net)
Belle Banks, a beloved local writer, storyteller and volunteer, died Tuesday, April 12, at Cedar Grove, the family home on Gilead Road in Huntersville. She was 92. A memorial service is planned Saturday.
She was born Margaret Pierce on Aug. 1, 1918, in Coatesville, Pa., to Mary Donaldson and Leslie Sherman Pierce. In 1943, she met Richard Torrance Banks, a descendant of one of the oldest families in north Mecklenburg. They moved into Cedar Grove, the historic family home where they raised two children, Margaret Basinger of Salisbury, and Torrance Banks of Huntersville. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson history, Deaths, Huntersville, Mooresville, Senior news
Posted on 25 January 2011.
Davidson library director Ellen Giduz talks to members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity after they posed for a photo Monday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Members of Davidson College’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, which goes by the nickname Fiji, presented the director of the public library branch on the Village Green with a $1,676 check Monday to help cover the branch’s expenses this year.
The money is included in the total of $211,000 that the Davidson Library Task force raised to help cover a shortfall in county funding for the branch. Read the full story
Posted in Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Life in Davidson
Posted on 30 September 2010.
At Wednesday's reception, from left, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library chief Charles Brown, Davidson and Cornelius branch manager Ellen Giduz and John Zika, manager of the North County Regional Library, in Huntersville. (Bill Giduz/DavidsonNews.net)
With donations now at $148,200, task force says it will extend fund-raiser until it meets $175,000 goal.
By DAVID BORAKS
Fifteen years ago, Davidsonians dedicated a new public library branch on the Village Green. When library supporters gathered Wednesday to mark the anniversary, the celebration was as much about community as it was about books or a building. And that sense of community is as strong in 2010 as it was in 1995, Mayor John Woods told about three dozen people at a reception Wednesday evening.
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Posted in Beyond Davidson, Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Town Hall
Posted on 29 September 2010.
Bedsheet banners on the Fleming home on Concord Road promote the library campaign. The signs rib their neighbor, saying "Even the guy from Wisconsin bought a library brick. Have you?" (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
An all-day 15th anniversary celebration is planned today (Wed., Sept. 29) at the Davidson library branch on the Village Green, with music, kids’ programs and an evening reception. It’s part of the Davidson Library Task Force’s 8-week campaign to raise $175,000 to keep the branch open this year amid county funding cuts. The campaign is in its final week, and still needs $55,000 to meet the goal.
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Posted in Calendar, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Town Hall
Posted on 14 September 2010.
J'Nell Bryson's design for a new patio in front of the Davidson branch library.
More than 300 people so far have bought engraved bricks in a fund-raiser to keep the Davidson public library branch open for another year. So what will happen to all those pavers? The Davidson Library Task Force on Monday got its first look at drawings for a renovated patio area in front of the branch that will feature the bricks.
Fund-raising hits $100,000 mark, but $75,000 still needed by Sept. 30. Details below.
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Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Town Hall