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, […]
On Feb. 10, the Southwest Library hosted staff from the Postal Museum, who helped the kids create beautiful cards for their Valentines.
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 […]
Photo courtesy of Jessica Spotswood. Abe, the Washington Nationals mascot, assisted the Southwest Library staff with the Summer Reading Program kickoff on Saturday, May 30. The Summer Reading Program for adults, teens, and children lasts until August 31. Sign up online or in the library.
The Friends of the SW Library want to thank Southwest residents for your support at our March book sale. With your help, we earned enough money to pay for three months of programs at the SW Library and to contribute to the 2015 Summer Reading program! For those of you who are unfamiliar with us, […]
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. […]
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 […]