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Welcome to the MLK Library Modernization Idea Community

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, located at 901 G St. NW, will have a major modernization to meet the current and future needs of D.C. residents.

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Here’s what we know about the library:
The modernized library will have books and other library materials and services for teens, children, adults including seniors, people with disabilities, D.C. history including D.C. African American history, meetings and the latest technology.

Where we need your help:
What should the services look like? Where in the building should they be located? What other services should be offered?

This idea community will help us answer these questions. You can provide feedback on all of the areas right now or over time.

The Library has selected the team of Martinez + Johnson Architecture and Mecanoo to design the modernization of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.

Martinez + Johnson is a D.C.-based firm that has extensive experience with historic renovation projects including D.C.’s Takoma Park and Georgetown libraries. Mecanoo is a Dutch-based firm whose work includes Boston’s Dudley Municipal Center and the Library of Birmingham in England.

More information: MLK Background | Work done at MLK

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