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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
+1 704-416-4600
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Best Children’s Library Ever.. Charlotte NC should be proud!!

08/10/18. There is not much more to say about this venue... it speaks for itself. If you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
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Buffalo, New York
via mobile
Loving the Library

The ImaginOn is sooo much more than a library. It is a cozy, warm, inviting, space where children... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chandra C
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“great library” (6 reviews)
“puppet show” (6 reviews)
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed March 6, 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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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I stop by here with a friend and her kids age 5 and 7. The place had great lighting and everyone seemed really happy. Kids could be kids here and the flow of the place was so exciting. If you are in the area you...More

1  Thank johnlovebug1908
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We took 4 kids & each one of them found things to do that they thoroughly enjoyed. The parking is free for the first hour or so. Lots of Broadway style kids shows play there in a theatre that holds around 500 people (I think),...More

1  Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is a library and more. Whether you take kids there for the books or story time or to play with the exhibits, it will be hard to get them to leave. I took my grandkids when they visited Charlotte and they were eager to...More

1  Thank joanl90
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Canarons
November 5, 2017|
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Response from katiehp2014 | Reviewed this property |
It was free to get in!
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447mui
June 27, 2016|
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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.
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November 24, 2015|
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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
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