The DC Public Library will close its Southeast branch on Jan. 4 to begin an extensive, $33 million transformation of the historic Carnegie library.
“The design will be a blend of preservation, renovation and rehabilitation,” the library says on its website. The renovation project is expected to take two years.
The modernization project will to expand the space for children, teenagers and adults, provide more space for books, computers and seating, make universally accessible entrances, and create more meeting and study spaces.
The library at 403 7th St. is Southeast, D.C.’s only library branch. It opened in 1922 and is one of the first neighborhood libraries, DC News Now has reported.