Watha T. Daniel Library Is Moving

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Watha T. Daniel Library Is Moving

Interim Library Closes July 13

The interim library will close Tuesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m.  The NEW Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, located at 1630 7th Street, NW, opens Monday, August 2.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, August 28 for the Grand Opening Party from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The new three-level library is approximately 22,000 square feet and features a flexible design to provide inviting spaces for all.

It includes:

  • Separate reading areas for adults, teens and children
  • Children’s program room
  • Space for 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs and other library materials
  • 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 rooms
  • Vending area

A light sculpture by local artist, Craig Kraft, will be installed outside the library.