Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Temporary Library Occupies Storefront

The Mount Pleasant Branch Library is open again. In a much smaller and decidedly interim space. Super Save market used to occupy this building at 3162 Mount Pleasant Street NW. Now books fill the selves, not food. The slick looking tiny library will have to suffice for at least 18 months while the real library at 3160 Lamont Street (at 16th St) undergoes a major renovation and expansion.

Since this library is obviously much smaller than the real library, a local library advocacy group has set up book exchanges, both along the 42 bus route. Haydees, just a block away at 3102 Mount Pleasant Street NW and Old City Cafe at 1773 Columbia Rd NW are the locations for book exchange set up by the District Library Dynamos. Basically a leave-a-book, take-a-book program.

I haven't visited to see the selection, so I can't speak to it. But I do own several good books which could use a new home.

Anyone been to the new temp library or a book exchange location? Do tell. Do tell.