Cleveland Park Library

Built in 1953, the Cleveland Park Library has been a gathering place for neighbors, readers, community organizations and schoolchildren for over 60 years. As part of an effort to revitalize DC libraries, the District of Columbia Public Library has decided to renovate the Cleveland Park branch, in order to meet the current and future needs of our neighborhood. An expansion of our branch will increase the square footage from its current 18,000 square feet to approximately 22,000 square feet, and provide state of the art library services to neighborhood patrons.

In March 2014, a meeting sponsored by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library addressed the timeline of the project and presented the stages of assessment and development of the new library space. The very first step was a site assessment survey, to be conducted in the Fall of 2014. The survey was released in early October, recommending a tear down of the existing structure and the construction of a brand new space. (Click here to read the results of the survey.) The next step will be a meeting, with the neighborhood and community organizations invited to share their “wish lists” for the new library space.

We will continue to keep the CPCA members informed with new library developments as they occur. Check here for new updates and news, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Cleveland Park Library Updates

Update 6: November 21, 2015, link to design slides
Update 5:  October 6, 2015
Update 4: June 5, 2015 
Update 3: May 16, 2015
Update 2: October 20, 2014
Update 1: April 12, 2014