WNBA Charlotte Participates in the 2013 Rock & Read 5K in Plaza Midwood for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Saturday, September 14

WNBA members and family members and friends! 

Join our WNBA Charlotte BOOKWOMEN Team on Saturday, September 14, to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Participate in the 4th Annual Rock & Read 5K run/walk in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.

We will have our own table at this event, where we will give out information about our chapter. We also will give out details about our annual BIBLIOFEAST Book & Author Dinner on October 14, celebrating National Reading Group Month.

See event details below!


1)  Please let us know you want to be part of the fun.  Email Jenni Franz  [ Jennifer.Franz@baker-taylor.com ], our Community Outreach Chair, and tell her you will be there, how many people will be in your group, and whether you will run/walk or you want to help staff our WNBA-Charlotte table. You also need to register on the Rock & Read website (see that link below with other Rock & Read details.)

2)  Order your T-shirt(s) today!  See below for the link to the online order form. The order deadline is August 14, so don’t delay!


WNBA Charlotte’s team will have our own special T-shirts for Rock & Read, which will sport a spiffy original BOOKWOMEN graphic by our own member Emily Pearce. 

This is a firm deadline!

Click here for the order form.

Be sure to follow ordering instructions carefully, please.  You first will order the number of shirts you want on this order form, and then you will need to email us at wnbacharlotte@gmail.com to tell us the size(s) you will need. Thanks!


4th Annual Rock & Read 5K Run/Walk

Proceeds to benefit the books & materials budget
of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

It’s time to Rock & Read with the Friends of the Library! We’re excited for the 4th annual race (in a new location in Plaza Midwood) that features music at every mile and a festival atmosphere as soon as you cross the finish line. Race is open to every fitness level! We’ll have something for everyone!

When: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Plaza Midwood Branch


Event Schedule:

6:00 a.m. – Volunteer Check-In
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Registration/Chip & T-Shirt Pickup*
8:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk
 (Click here for the course map) 1-Mile Fun Run
9:00 a.m. – Kids’ Dash
9:30 a.m. – 5K Awards Presentation (see awards (below) for information on cash prizes for top finishers!)

To register, click here. To sign-up to volunteer, click http://bit.ly/10Mgopj.

Information:  On Saturday, September 14, 2013, the Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host the fourth annual Rock & Read 5K Run/Walk to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system!  Once again, you will enjoy music at every mile of the race and a festival atmosphere following the event in front of the Plaza Midwood Library branch.  After finishing the race, please join us for a wide array of entertainment including live music, food, and drink, as well as a Kids Zone! With bands at every mile, a great cause to support, and activities for every age group, what are you waiting for? It’s time to Rock & Read!

Why Rock & Read? All proceeds benefit the 2013 Friends effort to fundraise for book collections at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library.  The Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is a non-profit organization established to champion the efforts of the Public Library System. Our mission is to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as a vocal advocate before elected officials, community leaders and citizens at large and to raise funds to help achieve a level of excellence.

For every $1 invested, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library returns $4.57 in direct benefits to the community. Tens of thousands of school children utilize library literacy programs and homework help each year. Over 6,500 Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers rely on library resources for their classrooms. The library is the area’s largest provider of internet access and the only access for over 70% of the 1.28 million library computer users last year.

In addition to raising money to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, the Friends of the Library also want to team up with other organizations in the community to make this race a success.  Our goal is to connect our community and demonstrate that we are all in this race together.