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Dear PoPville – What Happened to the Mt Pleasant Library?

Dear PoPville,

I was walking by the Mt Pleasant library the other day, and it got me thinking: what happened to the whole hullaballoo with the Board of Zoning Adjustment and the library extension? The BZA website is silent on the issue, but the Friends of the Mt Pleasant Library claim that it will be open in “March or April” ( There still seems to be a lot of construction material on the site – does anyone in PoPville know what’s happening?

Here’s an update from DCPL:

“The exterior terracotta skin of the addition is complete and the granite water table below the terracotta is being installed. Permanent power connections have been installed and PEPCO is preparing to energize the building. The ceiling light fixtures are being installed and the skylight in the atrium between the original building and the addition is 50% complete.

As we move forward we will be able to announce an expected opening date.”

The library is located at 3160 16th Street, NW. The temporary library is located at 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW.

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