12 Sep 2012

Northeast Library Set to Close for a Year

Image courtesy of DCPL

Following on the heels of its recent exterior renovation, the Northeast Library (330 7th Street NE) is about to close for at least a year to undergo a massive $10 million historic renovation.  The library will officially close at 5:30pm on September 22nd.  In anticipation of the library’s closing, the Friends of the NE Library will host its final book sale on Saturday, September 15, from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

If you have ever visited the NE Library (and chances are if you’re a Hill resident, you have), you would likely agree that this renovation is long overdue.  The plan includes new plumbing, electric, and HVAC systems, as well as better lighting, more meeting space, roof repairs, and many other improvements.  Losing the NE Library for a year is going to be tough for the entire neighborhood, but when it re-opens it should be an even more valuable part of the community than it already has been.

For those of you looking for your library fix after the 22nd, the Southeast Library will observe expanded hours throughout the renovation of the NE Library to help deal with expected increased demand.

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