Last week, during my lunch break I drove over to the Bellevue Community for the Grand Opening of the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. All I can say is WOW. I always thought the Anacostia Library was nice and new, but I have to say that the residents of Bellevue really got a top notch facility.
This is not your average library, this is an architectural masterpiece. This $13.5 million 22,000 square foot facility will become a tourist attraction for architects around the world to visit and take notes on how to build a building that truly adds value to a neighborhood.
Yes, you have your books, computers and meeting rooms, but what is special are the views. You get a fantastic view from just about every angle. With the large windows you get so much natural light. I took some photos of the grand opening event, but I encourage you to drive over to Atlantic St in Bellevue to check this out to really appreciate the library.
|More great views...|
|Smaller meeting rooms|
|Large meeting room for community meetings - sits 100 people|
|Can't forget about the Kids!|
|Members of the Community|
|Friends Rodney Bunn (Ward 8 Firefighter) and Jaren Hill with Stefan Jr.|
|Mr. Trayon White, current Ward 8 School Board Representative|
|Ms. Wanda Lockridge, wife of the late William O. Lockridge|
|Mayor Gray giving opening remarks...|
|Named after the late William O. Lockridge, past Ward 8 School Board Representative|
and the Bellevue Community.
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Parklands-Turner Library Committees.