The Future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
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 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 more information on the Building Assessment Project, the Urban Land Institute final report and those involved, head over to the Building Assessment Project page. You can also find details on the board agenda, experts and and the Urban Land Institute project on the Board Meeting page.
For details about changes already underway at the library, head to our Improvements page.