The Future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
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The DC Public Library submitted the FY2014 Budget Support Act report on Sept. 27, 2013, to the City Council. It detailed progress for the major renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. (To read the report, click on the "FY2014 Budget Support Act report" link above.)
Forty years after the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library opened its doors, the DC Public Library is exploring what’s possible for the historic building and what makes a spectacular central library.
Nationally recognized architects and library experts presented ideas to board members and residents on Sept. 19, 2012 at the meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. (An accessible version of the presentation is available. For video highlights of our webcast, head to our UStream page.) District residents joined in on the discussion in the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
The presentation included:
- Library consultants Susan Kent and June Garcia on Central Libraries Today and Tomorrow
- The Freelon Group on design ideas for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, a MiesVan Der Rohe building
- Jair Lynch Development Partners on cost and possible other locations
For details about changes already underway at the library, head to our Improvements page.