Chairs, chairs, chairs …

Late last week, we got a glimpse at some options for the furnishings for the new Woodridge Library.

Take a look!

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Demolition of Old Woodridge Library Begins

RRG with MayorToday, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan celebrated the demolition of the old Woodridge Library. Both leaders praised the community’s involvement in the planning of the new Woodridge Library.

“The number of categories of resources and activities a community needs a library for is expanding, and the building has to support books as well as rapidly changing technology,” said Reyes-Gavilan. “Because so much of what libraries do is changing, community engagement helps ensure that new buildings meet current and future needs. Thanks to our partnership here, the new Woodridge Library will offer District residents world-class library services that can change as the ways we read and learn change.”

(Photo: From Left, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmember Kenyon McDuffie, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavlian. Photo Credit: Executive Office of Mayor Vincent C. Gray)

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Woodridge Interim Library opens today!

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Happy Monday!

The Woodridge Interim Library at 1790 Douglas St. NE, three blocks south of the Woodridge Neighborhood Library, opens today at 9:30 a.m.

We posted some photos of the interior of the interim on Facebook about a week ago, but you can take a look for yourself, starting today.

Also, demolition (removal of old equipment and shelving) is already going on at the neighborhood library too:

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Interim library opening date announced

In preparation for construction, the Woodridge Library will close on Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

During construction, an interim library will operate three blocks south of the library at 1790 Douglas St. NE. (the corner of 18th & Douglas).

The interim space, a 4,200-square-foot modular unit, will open on Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015.

Take a look below at a few action shots of the interim library coming together.

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Delays for Woodridge closing, interim opening

Due to delays with site preparation, the Woodridge Interim Library opening, originally scheduled for Nov. 12, is postponed. A new date has not yet been determined.

The Woodridge Library, scheduled to close Oct. 27, will remain open.

We will update this blog once new dates are finalized.

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Final Design Images

Here are the final design images.

front entrance.

front entrance.

Read of library facing the park. Shades on the windows will reduce sun glare.

Rear of the library facing the park. Shades on the windows will reduce sun glare.

  • Sideview of the Library from 18th Street.

    Rear of the library and parking lot.

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Building design is complete!

The library is scheduled to close in late October. During construction, an interim library will operate three blocks south of the library at 1790 Douglas St. NE, the corner of 18th & Douglas.

The interim space will open on in mid-November. The interim space will be a 4,200-square-foot, modular unit.

The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015. (Yay!)

Also, there were questions about design for the rear windows; they will have shades, not louvers.

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