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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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Theater program for kids is great!

Our grandkids have participated in the summer theater camps for several years and we have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
645markr
Amazing place

We spend a few hours there and it was amazing. If you have kids it's a must go. They have a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank antoniab693
Reviewed September 30, 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

Thank catheycoo
Reviewed September 8, 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 August 20, 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 August 10, 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 July 22, 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 243chandrac
Reviewed July 16, 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

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Reviewed June 17, 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 June 13, 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.

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Tour646270
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Response from misspretty610 | Reviewed this property |
Teens can hang out at the 13th street market next door...its so neat
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Tour646270
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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
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It was free to get in!
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