DC Public Library responds to challenges of Covid-19 and beyond

Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director of DC Public Library, shares plans for the Library’s gradual re-opening, meeting the challenges of the on-going pandemic, and new ways of reaching people who rely on their local libraries for so many services.

Second segment begins about 27 minutes into the program —

Some specific programs highlighted:

Know Your Power” art challenge for youth

Summer Reading Challenge for all ages

update on MLK (main) Library

New service to connect with Library staff: Ask a question by using chat box that pops up from any DC Library webpage or call as follows:
Adults, call: 202-747-1017
Kids, Families, and Educators, call: 202-747-5054

Visit DC Library for more information, and updates as services gradually expand as pandemic permits.

Rich has been leading DC Library since 2014 after several years as Chief Librarian in Brooklyn and a decade in New York Public Libraries. He joined Community Thru Covid on June 3.

Community Thru Covid (formerly “under”) airs weekly on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Eastern. Listen live (audio) on We Act Radio or (video/audio) via or We Act Radio’s Facebook page.

Here is FB Live link. To be replaced by YouTube when the video is uploaded to We Act Radio’s channel —


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