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In the News: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Reopening

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reopened on September 24 after undergoing a complete modernization. The transformed flagship library now features: a spectacular new, vibrant and transparent entryway sculptured monumental staircase a large auditorium and conference center 

New Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library to Open June 27

Lamond Riggs Interim Library Closing June 15

The new Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library, located at 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE, will open Monday, June 27. District residents and library customers are invited to join the opening festivities starting at 11 am.

Celebrate District of Pride at the Library

This month, visit your Library to enjoy events that lift the LGBTQIA+ community and show different facets of the queer experience.  Key Events

Library Launches Discover Summer Program

Adults encouraged to model reading for pleasure and learning activities during the summer months

This summer, you could win a free pizza with a $25 &pizza gift card, increase your at-home book collection with a $30 gift card to Loyalty Bookstore, or enjoy a brunch with a $50 Busboys and Poets gift card courtesy of your Library. These are prizes that adults could win by completing four literacy-related activities a month in the DC Public Library's Discover Summer program. 

New Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library art seeks community contributions

Heritage Wall to feature a quilt-inspired collage

The DC Public Library has selected two contributors to the “Heritage Wall” at the new Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library, artist Michelle L. Herman and the community.

New Lamond-Riggs Library will honor longtime Ward 5 resident Lillian J. Huff

DC Public Library Board of Trustees Approves Building Naming

The soon-to-be-open library at 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE will have a new name. At its May meeting, the DC Public Library Board of Trustees voted that the new library would be named the Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library, honoring the longtime activist and Ward 5 resident.

NOW OPEN: Passport Acceptance Center at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

The Passport Acceptance Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is open and accepting new passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. 

The Passport Acceptance Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is open and accepting new passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. 

Library Leaders Celebrate Bezos $2.7 Million Donation to DC Public Library’s Developing Reader Program

The DC Public Library Foundation (DCPLF) has received a $2.7 Million donation from Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chair of Amazon, to expand the DC Public Library’s developing reader program, Beyond the Book. Bezos’ donation is the largest received by the DC Public Library Foundation in its 35-year history.

DC Public Library Foundation Receives Donation From Jeff Bezos

Largest-ever donation to the foundation will support new reading and literacy program for DC children

The DC Public Library Foundation (DCPLF) today announced that it has received a donation from Jeff Bezos, Founder and Executive Chair of Amazon to support Beyond the Book, the extension of Books From Birth, one of the DC Public Library’s most important and beloved literacy programs for young children. Bezos’ $2.7 million donation is the largest ever received by the Foundation in its 35-year history.

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