Mayor Fenty, DC Public Library Opens New Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library
Monday, Mayor Adrian Fenty, joined by Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper, and members of the District of Columbia Board of Library Trustees celebrated the opening of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library with a ribbon-cutting. The new library, located in the Shops at Parkland at 1547 Alabama Ave., replaces the Parklands-Turner Kiosk.
“My administration is continually looking for opportunities to improve delivery of public services,” said Mayor Fenty. “We are pleased that Parklands-Turner residents now have more convenient access to some of the District’s best community resources.”
Construction of the new Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library began in late July 2009.
The 4900-square-foot facility includes:
- 25,000 books, CDs, DVDs and other library materials;
- 20 public access computers;
- free Wi-Fi internet access; and
- space for adult, teen and children’s programs.
The $878,000 facility is one of six libraries opening in fiscal year 2010. Libraries will also open in Northwest One, Benning, Anacostia and Shaw.