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About StoryPlace

Children and their parents have for years enjoyed attending storytimes, checking out books and participating in a number of other educational, entertaining and participatory programs at the various locations of The Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County. StoryPlace, an interactive web site, came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the library and participating in the same types of activities the library offers. In the summer of 1999, a team of Children's Librarians and Specialists got together with in-house web developers to begin development on this exciting site. In the Spring of 2000, StoryPlace premiered with its first section, the Pre-School Library, completed.

StoryPlace currently consists of two libraries, the Preschool Library and Elementary Library. We welcome comments and suggestions to make StoryPlace the children's virtual library to check out!

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Smart StartWe wish to thank Smart Start-North Carolina for its support and contributions to the Pre-School Library. Many of the stories and activities found in this section were developed under the "Storytimes to Go!" program, a joint project of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and PLCMC.

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StoryPlace uses the Flash 5.0 (or better ) player plug-in to deliver stories and activities in multimedia and sound. This plug-in is available free of charge at Parent's Activities are provided in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free of charge at

For optimal viewing & printing of this site, we suggest the following:

  • Processor: Pentium 200 (or better)
  • Connection Speed: 56K (or better)
  • Flash 5.0 plug-in (or better)
  • Sound Card: enabled
  • Printer settings: use a 1/2 margin all around on Page Settings for printing of Take-Home Activities.
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Please use the form below to send us your comments:

Your name:
Your e-mail address:
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How did you hear about StoryPlace?
Or you may mail your comments to:
Web Services Director
The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28215
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Elementary Bookhive Pre-school Library
1999,2000 Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: (704) 416-0100
We welcome your comments.