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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on New Southwest Library

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, February 5, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will break ground on construction of a new 22,000 square foot Southwest Library. The $18 million project includes the addition of a community meeting space, conference rooms, and an Innovation Lab, complete with 3-D printers.

The Southwest Library is the latest project in the District’s ongoing work to improve community libraries. The modern features of the new library are designed to blend with the neighborhood’s mid-century architecture.


Wednesday, February 5, at 11 am


Mayor Bowser
Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director, DC Public Library
Gregory McCarthy, Chair, DC Public Library Board of Trustees
Georgine Wallace, President, Southwest Library Friends


Southwest Library
900 Wesley Place, SW

*Closest Metro Station: Waterfront Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).