3310 Connecticut Ave. NW at Macomb and Newark
“The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, is being rebuilt. The new library will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults. The new library will open Saturday, June 16. Join Mayor Bowser, Council Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Cheh, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and members of the Library Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities.
– Coyaba Dance Theater, 11 a.m.
– Memory Lab Demonstration: Do you have memories you would like to preserve? Bring photos and documents to be digitized (up to 8 ½ x 11″). View your negatives and slides on a light box to assess. Not sure what’s on those old videotapes? Bring VHS, Hi-8, digital 8 and regular 8 video to assess and learn to use DC Public Library’s Memory Lab to digitize your memories. 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.
– Building Tour, 12 p.m.
– Maret High School Jazz Quintet, 12 p.m.
– Story time and drop-in craft activity, throughout the day
Refreshments provided courtesy of Firehook Bakery.
The Library hired the design/build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project, which is funded at $19.7 million.
The new building will be larger and will feature more meeting rooms as well as the following:
Warm, wood finishes with plenty of natural light.
A large, dividable first floor meeting/assembly space to accommodate 205 people. When divided, each space will accommodate 100 people. This combined space represents the largest meeting room of any of our neighborhood branch libraries.
A dividable meeting room on the lower level that can accommodate up to 105 people. When divided, each space will accommodate about 45 people.
A 400 square foot second-floor conference room that can seat 10-12 people.
Four private study rooms for up to 4 people each.
An outdoor reading garden that can be enjoyed by all customers.
Two second floor balconies where customers can enjoy reading al fresco.
Many environmentally friendly features — the Library will seek LEED Gold Certification.
Several pieces of art from the old library will be incorporated into the new building.”