Monday, October 18, 2010

Check it out - Georgetown Library opens TODAY!

I'm so excited to say that DC's Georgetown Public Library re-opens today!! It's been closed since a fire in 2007 severely damaged the building, and while the community has been making do with a smaller location on M St NW, today is the day that we all get to enjoy the newly renovated space! The library has a new third floor that features the Peabody Collection and reading room, along with quite a few other upgrades:
  • Better lighting
  • Dedicated space for teens
  • Improved ADA access
  • More space, including a new, larger Peabody Room, which houses a special collection of materials on the history of Georgetown
  • A new outdoor reading terrace overlooking Book Hill Park
  • A new bright, spacious children’s room with a special story time space
  • Restored woodwork throughout the building

While the library itself opens today there's going to be a Grand Opening event this Saturday, October 23, and you know this bibliophile will not be missing out! I've got my fingers crossed that maybe (MAYBE) this will help me keep my book budget under control. We'll see!

Picture from DCPL's homepage