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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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This is one of the best library's ever

This library has a lot to offer there is always something different, it allows a lot of hands on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
A wonderful place to take the kids!

ImaginOn is a wonderful "Uptown" Charlotte place to take the family. Both hands on and other... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Charlotte, NC
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“puppet show”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library has a lot to offer there is always something different, it allows a lot of hands on experiments and the atmosphere is so inviting.There is no age limit.It appears that you cant get the kids to leave when it is time to go....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank odres
Reviewed 15 December 2018

ImaginOn is a wonderful "Uptown" Charlotte place to take the family. Both hands on and other activities for children of all ages. Check it out...it's a wonderful place.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We've been to this children's library several times. They have a teen lounge that doesn't allow adults, and two floors for younger kids. They change their displays frequently and have many desktop computers for kids to work on. Any adults that attempt to use computers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 411TravelingGal
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Our grandkids have participated in the summer theater camps for several years and we have been quite impressed. Everyone is very attentive to the children's needs and the children thoroughly enjoy acting and singing in the plays.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 645markr
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We spend a few hours there and it was amazing. If you have kids it's a must go. They have a lot of activities and the place its awesome.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank antoniab693
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank johnsA3073BZ
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 243chandrac
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10 November 2018|
Response from misspretty610 | Reviewed this property |
Teens can hang out at the 13th street market next door...its so neat
10 November 2018|
Response from Navigator796367 | Reviewed this property |
We went with small children and it seemed to be geared more towards small children...at least on the bottom floor. We didn’t make it up to the top floor which may have books for older kids. You can look into what shows... More
5 November 2017|
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Response from katiehp2014 | Reviewed this property |
It was free to get in!