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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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A great place for kids

Anyone who thinks libraries are no longer relevant, has not visited ImaginOn. It's one of our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Very cute library!

We had a short trip to Charlotte, so this library was a great stop for the kids to unwind and have... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who thinks libraries are no longer relevant, has not visited ImaginOn. It's one of our favorite places to bring the grandkids. There are certainly plenty of books and traditional library programs, but there is so much more. You can attend a play, dress up...More

Thank catheycoo
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We had a short trip to Charlotte, so this library was a great stop for the kids to unwind and have a little downtime. My son worked on puzzles and both of my kids enjoyed the exhibit they had in place. It’s free too! It’s...More

Thank Navigator796367
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to take kiddos! That staff is wonderful and helpful and parking and admission is free (parking free with validation). I went with my son (18 months) for story time, and we also attended a puppet program, as well as visited the current storyland...More

Thank Aimee T
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

08/10/18. There is not much more to say about this venue... it speaks for itself. If you have children this is a “must go” to place in Downtown Charlotte, NC. Must be on of the best children’s libraries in the country. The venue is very...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The ImaginOn is sooo much more than a library. It is a cozy, warm, inviting, space where children can tap into their imagination. There is a children's theater. Often there are interactive displays that capture the young minds of children. It is a children's library...More

Thank Chandra C
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Your imagination will run wild at this place. I love the ideas and creators of this place. There is so much culture inside and even adults imaginations run wild. This is such a good free family fun place to be. Your kids will being educated...More

1  Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

When I walked into the ImanginOn of Charlotte, I thought this is the library of my dreams. At the reception desk, the lady let me know this was for children and they didn't have any adult materials. Lol. I guess I should clarify this is...More

Thank valshetims
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This place never disappoints. For those with children this is a GREAT place to visit. They also have acting classes that you can register your child to attend. There are plenty of activities for a young child to enjoy even if the books aren't enough.

Thank sclyburn30
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Much more than a children’s library, ImaginOn is a unique interactive collaboration with the Children’s Theater that kids GET!

Thank lltowery
Reviewed 6 March 2018

My daughters are now 20 and 17 but started going to ImaginOn when they were 5 and 3. It helped them immensely with public speaking and reading comprehensive. I highly recommend the camps and plays. Very animated and some topics touch what's going on in...More

1  Thank puertorican54
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5 November 2017|
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Response from katiehp2014 | Reviewed this property |
It was free to get in!
27 June 2016|
Response from Scooter B | Reviewed this property |
It is the commuter train that currently runs from South Charlotte to uptown. The line running North is under construction.
25 November 2015|
Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the 6 and 9 year old kids. The 12 and 16 year olds will probably find it immature. It seems to be most suited to kids under 10. There is a childten's theater there that perhaps all would enjoy if you can catch a... More