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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate New West End Library with Ribbon Cutting

Friday, December 8, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Saturday, December 9, at 10:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner and DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will celebrate the opening of the new West End Library in Ward 2.

Led by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the West End Project includes the redevelopment of two District-owned parcels, Squares 37 and 50. West End Square 37, which includes the new West End Library, is a 325,000 square-foot multi-use building with ground floor retail and 164 housing units. Completed in May, 2017, West End Square 50 serves as the home for DC Fire and EMS Engine No. 1 and 55 affordable housing units.

The new West End Library is a 21,000 square-foot library that features: welcoming spaces for adults, teens and children; seating for 200 customers; 40 public access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access; a large programming room for up to 100 people; a conference room for 14; and five quiet study rooms.


Saturday, December 9, at 10:30 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans
At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds
Richard Reyes Gavilan, Executive Director, DC Public Library
Brian T. Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development


2301 L Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.