ImaginOn is a building in uptown Charlotte on 7th street that hosts shared events for young people. There were two competing service groups who came together to share this facility to teach children.
The public library and the childrens theater of Charlotte joined together to make this happen.
I've already posted about an event going on at the venue, but I wanted to write about what the space is all about.
It is named after Joe and Joan Martin, two people who gave to their community. Joe was an author who published two books.
The building was finally completed in 2005 after the idea was originally floated in 1997. It works on the principal that children learn in many different ways. Some can hear something and remember it, others like to act it out. Either way, it is designed to engage young children so that they can find out a way to learn that works for them.
It is probably one of the reasons that they have a workshop designed to shoot myspace photographs for kids. They try to do things that kids will like in order to get them in the building and then teach them something once they get there. It's the old bait and switch.