If you haven't visited the Rosedale Library yet, now is a good time to "check out" the
bright, relaxing space. Opened in October, 2012, it's the first full-service library in the
area in years. Built next to the Rosedale Recreation Center at 1701 Gales Street, NE,
(two blocks south of Benning Road), it’s easy to get to from neighborhoods in Wards 6,
5 and 7.
With a growing collection of books, e-books, dvds and cds; 26 computers (8 for children
and teens); comfortable seating; Wi-Fi, and a knowledgeable staff, it's a great place to
read, work, and research. Trace your family history with premium databases, download
an e-book, peruse the New York Times or a magazine; drop in at the monthly book
club, or access the free music site, Freegal, to download (and keep) up to three music
selections a week.
Bring the little ones over for “Baby-Toddler Story Time” (Tuesdays @10:30 and 11
a.m.); while preschoolers will get a kick out of the rhymes, music, drama and crafts at
“Story Time” (Thursdays @ 10 a.m.). Children and teens can drop in to a changing
slate of programs, including a ‘hands-on’ nutrition workshop for children (3/27 @ 4
p.m.). Arts and crafts, seasonal events and special programs round out the offerings
for adults and children. Students of all ages will appreciate the staff's research tips, and
for those pesky homework problems, "Tutor.com" is just one of the many databases
Don't have a library card? They'll gladly sign you up. Have one from another branch?
The staff will re-assign the card to your new neighborhood branch...Rosedale Library.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday - 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30