A DC Public Library report released last week recommended building a new facility somewhere in the Eckington/Edgewood neighborhoods — an area they identify as a Tier 1 gap in the network.
Adding a library here would be a major boon for our communities. More than just books, the library’s resources, programming, and physical space provide substantial opportunities for students, families, seniors, job-seekers, and more.
Even better, the library’s report outlined two additional goals to maximize the impact of this project:
1) To include affordable housing at the site
2) To pick a location that emphasizes accessibility, particularly given the number of dangerous major roads in the area that act as barriers.
These two additions would supercharge the benefits of this facility, and make this new library a triple win.
This report is just a vision to start; it’s now up to the Mayor and the Council to include funding for this expansion in the budget.
Sign our petition here to encourage them to fund this proposal and bring a new library to our community!