All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide


Map300 E. Seventh St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Arts & Culture
  • Kids & Family


The clientele at ImaginOn isn’t the easiest group to keep captivated, but the folks who run story time at the Spangler Library pull it off most days at 10:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to join in and become active participants in early childhood literacy. Outside of the regularly scheduled meeting, there are other sessions with holiday themes, a bilingual reading, and a high-energy version just for preschoolers. Here, ImaginOn meets kids where they are.


Best Story Time - 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Best Culture for Kids-2014, Best Place to Take Kids Reading - 2016

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2013
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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