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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/ 8/2010

Sneak peek of the Georgetown Library

By Topher Mathews

On Tuesday night, the D.C. Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the mission of the District public libraries, opened the doors of the soon to be finished Georgetown Library to the group’s donors.

The crowd was given the chance to poke around the new space, from the funky children's library in the basement to the Peabody collection in the third floor. (GM will have a complete set of photos of the new space for you next week).

And the new Peabody Collection and Reading Room is a fantastic new addition to the refurbished space. Occupying what once was the attic, the precious collection hosts a treasure trove of Georgetown history. Jerry McCoy, the special collections librarian in charge of the Peabody collection, has taken to calling it “Georgetown’s Attic.”

[Continue reading Topher Mathews's post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Topher Mathews  | October 8, 2010; 10:53 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., Georgetown, Local blog network  
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