DC Public Library Plans to Make 75% of DC Residents Active Library Users

District residents may see changes at their neighborhood library over the next few years. The DC Public Library released its new “Know Your Neighborhood” five-year strategic plan that aims to increase usage by customizing services at the city’s 26 locations. Overall, the vision for the plan is for each neighborhood library to offer programs, services, […]

Councilman Allen’s Books from Birth Program Launches

Fourteen months ago the Southwest Neighborhood Library was honored to be the location of Councilman Allen’s announcement of his intent to introduce legislation to create a new early childhood literacy program, Books from Birth. On Thursday, Feb. 4, his vision became reality. The program was launched at the Children’s National Medical Center with Mayor Muriel […]

SW Playground Dedication

The dedication of the new SW Playground located next to the SW Library took place on Nov. 1, 2014. Photos by Perry Klein: (photo caption: The ribbon-cutting.) (photo caption: The​ dedication plaque. L to R: Elizabeth Vita-Finzi (Resident Manager of Mandarin Oriental Hotel), Felicia Couts, Rev. Ruth Hamilton (Chair of CBCC), ANC 6D Commissioner Rachel Reilly Carroll. […]

The SW Library: A Community Center for Southwest’s Future

With the community nearly united at both meetings organized by the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development (DMPED) in favor of a stand-alone library at the current site, we’ve been discussing approaches for the future. Always on the prowl for how to improve Southwest, the SW BID’s Steve Moore keyed us into a successful model in […]