Friday, January 27, 2012

Catching Up on Old News: SW Library Receives Mini-Makeover


The Southwest Branch library closed for a few weeks back in September for a mini-makeover of the first floor.  New carpets and book shelves were installed, walls were painted, and new Macs were provided for the teen space area.  Above is a photo of the new carpets and shelving. Over the next few years, the library will receive an $8.8 million renovation to become a LEED-Silver rated facility. The ANC recently approved a resolution requesting that DDOT install a ramp in front of the library to better connect the building with the walkway that leads to the Southwest Duck Pond. The ramp installation would result in the loss of a couple of metered parking spaces on Wesley Place.

4 comments:

SWag said...

Does anyone really go to that library? I played chess there a few times and it was empty except for a few kids on the computers.

AvMax8 said...

My son goes there regularly and thoroughly enjoys the story-time activities. It is a great resource to have in the neighborhood.

Sarah Y said...

I'm there to get (and return) books. So I'm never in the building for very long at a stretch but I go fairly frequently. I agree with AvMax8, a great neighborhood resource.

SWDrew said...

Having this library was one of the deciding factors on my buying in the neighborhood, while the makeover is not that impressive, the fact that we have a library that is so stocked is great. All of arrested development? Masterpiece mysteries? Several copies of new ny times bestsellers? for FREE?! Some of us are in there several times a week.