(Washington, DC) – On Monday, June 27, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join community members to open the new Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library.
The Lillian J. Huff Library is the District’s 22nd library renovated or rebuilt since 2007. The new 23,500-square-foot library is nearly 5,000 square feet larger than the 17,930-square-foot library it replaced.
In May, the DC Public Library Board of Trustees voted to name the new library the Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library, honoring the longtime activist and Ward 5 resident. A former President of the Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association and a former Democratic National Committee member, Huff was instrumental in securing the funding from Congress to build the original Lamond-Riggs Library. Huff served as the first President of the Friends of the Lamond-Riggs Library. She was also Vice President of the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library.
Monday, June 27, at 11 am
Councilmember Kenyon McDuffie, Ward 5
Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8
Antonio Williams, Chair, DC Public Library Board of Trustees
Mayor Sharon Pratt, Member, Committee to Rename the DC Lamond-Riggs Public Library
Robert Oliver, President, Friends of the Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library
Tiara Crutchfield, Teen Council Member, DC Public Library
Lamond Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library
5401 South Dakota Avenue, NE
*Closest Metro Station: Fort Totten Station*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 3rd Street and Riggs Road NE*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of the media avail. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.