72 Hours Before Opening!

Library Opening
The excitement is building and the new library nears completion.  The large glass windows have helped passersby become virtual sidewalk supervisors as the daylight pouring in illuminates the rooms taking shape.  The expanded capacity of library areas and meeting rooms (thanks to neighborhood activists and Councilmember Cheh) may make this building a long time institutional anchor and icon – all good for the vitality of the streetscape and the neighborhood.

Here’s the announcement from DCPL:

“The new Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, will open on Saturday, June 16.  Join Mayor Bowser and DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities.  In preparation for opening the new library, the Cleveland Park Interim Library, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, will close permanently on Saturday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m.  Library materials may be returned to any DC Public Library location. . . . “

A complete history of the process as well as a history of the previous building of 1953, can be found on the DC Public Library website at this link https://www.dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark     Included there as well are the design drawings for the project, including plans, exteriors, proposed interiors and finishes, and also, contact information for those at DCPL who can answer ongoing questions about the project.

Mark your calendars for the opening and celebration, June 16!