Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bellevue Gets a New Library!

ART of WAR Concept:  It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army, and thereby they achieve great results. 

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.

Support your DC Public Library. Join the Friends of the Anacostia, Bellevue and
Parklands-Turner Library Committees.

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