Library News, Sales, Bike Rides, and Open Houses

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I thought this was pretty cool from DCPL:

The Library Store, Books Plus

Where Every Purchase Supports Your Library!

The library store offers used books, greeting cards, postcards, posters and small gifts for sale.

Proceeds from the sale of items in Books Plus are used to buy new books and materials for the library.

You can also support the library by buying Books Plus books online through Better World Books or B-Logistics.

Store Design

The distinctive curvilinear design of Books Plus, The Library Store, was conceived and created by the D.C. architecture firm of Arthur Cotton More in 1984.

Store hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Great Hall
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. N.W.

And in other Library news the Tour de DCPL is this Sat.:

“May 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Starting @ Martin Luther King Library
Join us Saturday May 22, for the Tour de DCPL, and explore D.C. through your libraries!
The Tour de DCPL is a library-oriented bicycle ride of downtown D.C., stopping at five DC Public Library neighborhood libraries. It is being organized by bicycle-loving library staff as a way to promote environmentally friendly transportation to D.C.’s libraries and show what all the excitement at DC Public Libraries is about! The ride meets at the Martin Luther King Library (901 G St. N.W.) at 9 a.m. and begins shortly after.

The ride will end back at Martin Luther King Library at 12:30 p.m.

Register using this form, and e-mail [email protected] for more information.”

Finally, Also on Sat. “ Mt. Pleasant Interim Library Invites Community to Open House”:

What: Celebrates Opening Mt. Pleasant Interim Library with Open House featuring family-friendly activities.
When: Sat., May 22, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Mt. Pleasant Interim Library
3162 Mt. Pleasant St. NW

The Mt. Pleasant Interim Library will serve the community until spring 2011, when the renovated Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library re-opens at its 16th St. location. Family-friendly activities will include children’s story time and craft activities.

2 Comment

  • I have scored some serious finds (often new releases) at the MLK library store – never more than $3, often $1. It’s just a hit-or-miss game – but worth exploring if you have an extra 10-15 minutes on your next visit.

    • I agree! I used to go a few times a month during my lunch time. They have a lot of books- you never know what you might find!

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