Library News

The Evolution of a Ward 2 Library

Ward 2 is getting a brand new library in the Watha T. Daniel / Shaw neighborhood -- just don't call it a 21st Century building yet.

January 30, 2008


June 23, 2008

The Shaw Library Study Group has been meeting for the past several weeks to discuss the evolution of the new Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Library design plans inside and out. There seems to have been some dramatic changes and we don't know why. DCPL has not provided narrative on their website to describe the evolution of the plans nor are they being open about any problems with the budget.

We want to know what you think... Saturday August 16, 2008!

Comparisons/Highlights -- How have things changed with the Shaw library design since January 30, 2008?

Here's the old Shaw Library - brutalist style. Pictures by Rob Goodspeed, circa 2006.

How long does it take to build a branch library that the residents truly want?

The Board of Library Trustees has failed DC residents and library patrons.