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A new Roof Terrace will provide an inviting gathering place for small groups or individuals who want to read and relax. The modernized library will feature a host of sustainable features including a green roof.
A flexible performance space on the upper level can double as a space for special exhibits.
A large Creativity Commons has ample space for customers to create and collaborate. A light well and sky lights bring natural light into the space. An adjacent recording studio provides a space for musicians and others who want to create audio and video recordings.
A bright Children’s Room with flexible design provides separate spaces for a range of ages. The space includes a story time space. Low shelving preserves views to the outdoors.
Outdoor seating and a lower retaining wall help activate G Place and connect the library to the neighborhood.
A new café with comfortable seating enables customers to re-charge. Low shelving preserves views to an outdoor area and connects the library to the neighborhood.
A more welcoming entry vestibule offers clear sight lines into the stairwells, helping customers find their way. The addition of a light well, brings natural light into the lower level.
The Great Hall will be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity. Swinging glass doors replace the brick wall below the historic mural to reveal a new performance space. This space can accommodate a wide range of events from lunch-time concerts, to evening lectures and musical performances.
The most recent draft building plan was released in October, with ideas and priorities for the renovated MLK Library.
What do you think?
Visiting more than one interim location to get what you need?
Walking more than two city blocks from the Metro? Taking the bus instead of the train to get to the library?
Walk? Drive? Metro? Taxi? Bike? Uber? All of the above?
An interim library for MLK could be one space or multiple spaces. Would you rather:
Have fewer library programs or services all in one place ...
Have more library programs and services separated among multiple locations