Anacostia Library Opened April 26, 2010
The New Anacostia Library opened on Monday, April 26, 2010. The library earned a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) "Gold" Certification for environmentally sustainable design from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, April 26, 2010
The inviting, two-story library is 22,000 square feet and offers a wide range of library services.
- Separate spaces for adults, teens and children
- 40,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials
- Children’s program room
- Comfortable seating for 200 customers
- 40 public access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access
- Mobile laptop cart with 20 computers
- A large programming room for up to 100 people
- Two conference rooms to for up to 14 people
- Five quiet study rooms for one to two people
- Public Art by Ward 7 artists
The new library was designed by The Freelon Group.
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The library has won a number of design awards, including:
- The American Institute of Architects North Carolina Research Triangle Chapter Merit Award, Unbuilt Category 2008 and 2009
- The American Institute of Architects North Carolina Committee on the Environment 2010
- Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Special Construction – Thermal and Moisture Protection Category 2011
- The American Institute of Architects DC Chapter Merit Award 2012
- The American Library Association/IIDA Honor Award, Projects Under 30,000 SF 2012