Rally to Protect Benning Library POSTPONED to Nov 4

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, from 1 to 4 pm
Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd, NE

The Library Committee of ANC 7A-06 has planned this event to rally community support for re-opening or rebuilding their neighborhood library as the stand-alone, purpose-dedicated building they were promised nearly two years ago when it was closed. Residents recently learned that the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, with funding from the DC Department of Housing, had begun a study of the feasibility of putting housing over the Benning Library. Residents have already collected 1,000 signatures on their petition opposing such development over the library.

Ralliers on Saturday can add their names to the petition, participate in a survey to make their thoughts known about the disposition of the Benning branch, and have their library reminiscences recorded. In addition to hearing from invited speakers, rally activities will include sidewalk chalking, poster painting, and a parade.

The Rally to Protect Benning Library is sponsored by the Friends of the Benning Library, the DC Library Renaissance Project, and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 7A-06, Eddie Rhodes, Commissioner. Support from other groups is welcome.

Contact Robin Diener at 202/387-8030 or [email protected]