The D.C. Public Library closed the Cleveland Park Interim Library at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW on Saturday in preparation for next month’s debut of the rebuilt Cleveland Park Library.
The new library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW will open Saturday, June 16, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh and at-large D.C. Council member David Grosso scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
The new building’s iconic features include ample natural light, an outdoor reading garden, two second-floor balconies with seating, and environmentally friendly features that the library system hopes will result in LEED Gold certification, according to a news release.
The new library also includes flexible assembly areas. A first-floor meeting space is able to accommodate 205 people, but can be split in half. On the lower level, two meeting rooms — each able to accommodate about 45 people — can be combined to reach a 105-person capacity. A 400-square-foot conference room on the second level can seat 10 to 12 people, and there are four private study rooms for up to four people each.
City officials broke ground in April 2017 on the project to replace the original 1953 structure.