News Releases

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Francis Gregory Interim Library, located at 2100 36th Pl. S.E. (near the Anne Beers school) is open.
 
The Library's schedule is: 
Monday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday  9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday Closed

The interim library will remain open during the construction of the NEW Francis Gregory Library. The new library will open in summer 2011.  

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Northwest One Neighborhood Library at 155 L Street NW will be closed on Thursday and Friday, June 10 and 11 for important equipment installation. The closest library locations are Martin Luther King Jr. Library at 901 G St. N.W. and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Library at 945 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.  The Northwest One Neighborhood Library will reopen on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The DC Public Library began staff reductions today as a result of the library’s fiscal year 2011 budget.  Many vacancies will not be filled, and the equivalent of 23.5 full time positions will be eliminated. Because some of the positions are part time, about 40 staff are affected. Programs, such as the Youth Outreach Program, were eliminated and staff realigned in order to keep libraries open as much as possible. Library hours will not be further reduced next year.
In the past three years, the library has reduced spending in all areas due to budget constraints. Library hours were reduced twice, the book budget significantly reduced and the community outreach van eliminated. Additionally, cuts were made in supplies, training and travel.

Will Attend Harvard University Program

Published on Thursday, May 13, 2010
Chang Liu, Associate Director for Neighborhood Library Services at the DC Public Library, has been awarded the Leadership Fellows Scholarship from Public Library Association (PLA).  Liu will attend Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program this June.      

“I am honored to receive this prestigious scholarship,” said Liu. ”As more District residents rediscover the library, this program will give me new insights on how the library will continue making a difference in people’s lives.”

Published on Thursday, May 13, 2010
Due to electrical and plumbing issues, the Francis Gregory Interim Library, located at 2100 36th Pl. S.E. (near the Anne Beers school) has been delayed.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We hope to open the interim in the coming days.  
 
Library users can return or renew books checked out from the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library at any other D.C. Public Library location or online at dclibrary.org.  Holds will be available for pick up at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library.  The libraries closest to the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library are the Benning Neighborhood Library at 3935 Benning Rd. N.E., the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library at 1547 Alabama Ave. S.E. and the Anacostia Neighborhood Library at 1800 Good Hope Road, S.E..

Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Mt. Pleasant Interim Library, located at 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street N.W., will reopen on Saturday, May 15.  Repairs to the building’s rear will be completed.   The Library’s Saturday hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010
On Tuesday afternoon, a SUV struck the Mt. Pleasant Interim Library, located at 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street N.W.  The impact damaged the rear of the building.  The Library is temporarily closed until repairs are completed which is estimated to take at least a week.  

The closest alternate libraries are Cleveland Park Library at 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW and Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Interim Library at 945 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Mt. Pleasant Interim Library, located at 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street N.W., is closed due to damage to the back of the library. The Library is working with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to determine when the library will re-open. 

The closest alternate libraries are Cleveland Park Library at 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW and Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Interim Library at 945 Rhode Island Avenue, NW. 
 

Published on Monday, May 3, 2010
A recent study shows that 40 percent of computer users at the D.C. Public Library use the computers to research and apply for jobs and 20 percent of them report that they found jobs as a result.

“When job applications for Home Depot, Target and a number of federal and local government programs are available only online, it makes sense that more and more people turn to the library to access the Internet in order to apply for jobs,” said D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper, who testified to the results of the study at today’s FY2011 budget hearing.

Overall, 62 percent of the people surveyed reported that they either used the D.C. Public Library’s public access computers or the library’s WiFi on their personal computers.

Published on Monday, May 3, 2010
The Francis A. Gregory Interim Library, located at 2100 36th Pl. S.E. (near the Anne Beers school) will open on May 17. The interim library will remain open during the construction of the NEW Francis Gregory Library. The new library will open in summer 2011.

During the transition, library users can return or renew books checked out from the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library at any other D.C. Public Library location or online at dclibrary.org.  The libraries closest to the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library are the Benning Neighborhood Library at 3935 Benning Rd. N.E. and the Anacostia Neighborhood Library at 1800 Good Hope Road, S.E.

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