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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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Not just another library

There are things here for all ages. The design is wonderful and engaging. You should make it a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Library for Children

A really creative and different kind of space with the library and children's theatre combined... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Apex, North Carolina
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
+1 704-416-4600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are things here for all ages. The design is wonderful and engaging. You should make it a point to get to this great library even if you are alone. We took a 2 year old and had just as much fun. Lots of great...More

Thank beemanWinchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really creative and different kind of space with the library and children's theatre combined. Lots of fun and interesting things to do for kids. In addition to books and traditional library programs, it also offered activities and manipulatives for children. It seems like more...More

Thank elandja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place easily able keep our 5 year old occupied for several hours. Story time at 10:30 was excellent, as were the educational computer games. Several interesting things to grab the kids attention and they were able to interact with other children. Nice for moms...More

Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring your kids here. They are more than likely to find something they enjoy. Plus, free parking x 90 minutes.

Thank woshiwoody
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome! The kids had a great time playing educational computer games, playing in the big truck (upstairs) and the train and cars (downstairs). We went here twice in one day because it was near or hotel, indoors (raining), and FREE! FREE and...More

Thank katiehp2014
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a place that has a library, several monitors where kids could play games, sort of puppet theatre where kids can put on a show for other kids, as well as Children Theatre. The most exciting is the TinkerToy exhibit where kids can build...More

Thank Sophie0811
Reviewed 5 September 2017

we've been here several times, though i have to admit the reason we are primarily drawn to this place is for the shows they offer. my kids love them. but they have quite a few activities that they offer for kids of varying ages.

Thank michael d
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My six year old son loved the visit to ImaginOn! The interactive tinker toy exhibit was neat, and kept him busy for half an hour. The reading part of the library was very well designed, with young children's perspectives in mind. We loved how the...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a quick visit after having lunch at the 7th Street Public Market across the street and were thrilled with the variety of activities available for our girls ages 2 and 3 yrs old.

Thank vicali12
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

When I was a kid, the children's library was a partial floor in the main downtown library with small chairs and tables. Oh, how things have changed! From the meant-to-be-played-on sculptures outside the entrance, to the puppet show theater, Tinker Toy section, and art installments...More

Thank shell904
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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.
24 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
17 March 2015|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! I have taken my grandchildren ages 5 - 10 and they have loved it. Taking my two 4 year old grandchildren this summer! Consider taking the Lynx train. It ends at ImaginOn.