The District of Columbia Library Association joined with the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library on Thursday, September 6, 2012 to get a sneak peak at the renovated and expanded Mount Pleasant Branch Library, located in Ward 1 in the District of Columbia.
The 1925 building has been expanded by adding a glass atrium and modern addition and made accessible via an elliptical garden path to a new entrance on the Lamont Street side of the building. The addition features a new 100-person meeting room and moves all of the mechanical and administrative functions out of the historic spaces. The historic building has been opened up by removing an elevator and inaccessible bookstacks and opening sight lines across all three levels.
Richard Huffine, President of the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library and Past-President of DCLA has posted a collection of photos from the tour at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17107426@N00/sets/72157631444744630/