Columbia Pike Library to Close for Renovations

by ARLnow.com July 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm 3,885 7 Comments

The last time the county proposed closing the Columbia Pike Branch Library at 816 South Walter Reed Drive, there was a near-rebellion. Now the library is, in fact, closing — but only temporarily.

Since the library will be staying in its current space, library officials decided to go forward with a long-anticipated plan to replace the branch carpeting.

As the Library Blog reports, the library will be closed from August 16 to August 21.

New carpeting will be installed throughout the branch, and a new centralized service desk will be installed. The library will delay the due dates of books checked out between now and the closure.


  • Heather

    It’s about time. That library is a hot mess.

  • Thes

    The carpet had better be the right color, or I will circulate a petition to change our entire form of government.

  • I’ve been using the library for years and I agree..it needs some work…

  • Y T Karashinski

    3 inch deep pile carpeting please!!!

  • charlie

    how does this library go from being closed to getting new carpeting in a matter of weeks? Sounds like abuse of power by Zimmie. Come new Manager, manage.

    • alex

      The carpet replacement project has been in the planning stage since 2006, with funds budgeted for the current fiscal year.

  • Hikin’ the Pike

    Thank you! I’ll even put an extra nickle in the donation box.


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