Support Our Local Library

By Gwen Verhoff

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is Burleith’s neighborhood library, too—it’s a nice walk of just about a half mile; it is in Zone 2, so parking isn’t an issue; and convenient stroller access allows one to take advantage of the children’s room and the programs offered there. The terrace behind the library offers a wonderful view toward the Potomac River.

The Library sponsors several programs, including story and music time for children, author talks, panel discussions, workshops, lectures, a book club, occasional tech workshops, and more. The Peabody Room, which houses a collection of neighborhood history, is located on the third floor. This information and more (including days and hours) is available at www.dclibrary.org/georgetown.

 the friends provide "a range of visible and invisible contributions," including an on-going used book sale, notes library manager lucy thrasher.

the friends provide "a range of visible and invisible contributions," including an on-going used book sale, notes library manager lucy thrasher.

A group of volunteers has now re-established the library friends’ group, The Georgetown Library Friends. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a member of the Federation of the Friends of the DC Public Library. The group advocates for library services; raises funds and purchases supplies for library programs; organizes book sales of donated books; and is committed to building strong neighborhood ties.

Membership in the Georgetown Library Friends group is easy—forms are available at the library: the annual dues are $5 for students and seniors; $10 for adults; and $25 for businesses. All dues and contributions are tax-deductible.

Please join us in supporting this valuable neighborhood resource.