Anacostia Library Opened April 26, 2010

Anacostia Library Opened April 26, 2010

Library Achieved LEED Gold Certification

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.

Exterior of the new Anacostia Library


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, April 26, 2010

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The inviting, two-story library is 22,000 square feet and offers a wide range of library services.
It features:

  • 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