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District of Columbia Public Library / The Freelon Group Architects

  • 01:00 - 1 August, 2013
District of Columbia Public Library / The Freelon Group Architects
© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

© Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth + 15

  • General Contractor

    Forrester Construction
  • Structural Engineer

    Stewart Engineering
  • MEP Engineer

    Setty and Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Lappas + Havener
  • Civil Engineer

    Delon Hampton & Associates
  • Lighting Design

    Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

Text description provided by the architects. The Tenley-Friendship Library has space devoted to children’s services, including online access, a large collection of print and non-print resources (CD books, DVDs, mixed-media kits, etc.) for children from birth to age twelve. Children’s librarians provide regular story programs in which they model early literacy behaviors and reader’s advisory services to children and their caregivers to encourage reading and early literacy.

District of Columbia Public Library / The Freelon Group Architects, © Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

Tenley Library is a welcoming civic building that provides a variety of spaces to meet a wide range of community needs. Spaces include a large public meeting room (for approximately 100 people), two smaller meeting rooms, a children’s program room, as well as smaller rooms for group study and for tutoring.

© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

Stack areas for print and non-print materials are available for users of all ages. Multiple points of access to virtual spaces through the public PCs and wireless access for people with their own electronic devises are provided. The children’s area has spaces (including collection and seating) dedicated to various age groups (five and under, beginning readers and elementary age). There is a distinctive area for Young Adults to meet and to learn. Adults have their own reading areas, online access area and a large collection of materials.

© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

A diverse, robust collection and online resources are available to users of all ages. A variety of spaces are accessible to individuals and groups to use, including study tables and chairs, lounge seating, group study and tutor rooms, and three public meeting rooms to accommodate groups of different sizes.

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