Francis A. Gregory Opens

Ribbon cutting


The new Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library opened its doors on June 19 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials.

Designed by award-winning architecture team of Adjaye Associates and Wiencek Associates, the new library opened on June 19, 2012 with Mayor Gray and other city officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

The new library features:

  • Space for 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs and other library materials
  • Children’s program room
  • Separate reading areas for adults, teens and children
  • 32 public access computers with free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Comfortable seating for 200 customers
  • Large program room for up to 100 people
  • Two 12-person conference room
  • Four quiet study rooms
  • Vending area
  • Outdoor seating

We will host a Grand Opening celebration Saturday, June 30, complete with face painting, bookmaking and Star Wars storytime and giveaways. 

Come on down to check out your new library!