Naming Policy for DC Public Library Spaces and Programs

Mar 14, 2022 | Community Notices


DC Public Library is committed to updating our Naming Policy for DC Public Library Spaces and Programs. Our goal is to provide various ways to receive input from stakeholders. As such, we invite District residents to participate by completing the survey below by Apr. 30 and/or participate in any of the other input opportunities. The Board will review all input and make a final decision on the policy at an upcoming Board meeting.

How to Participate

To participate D.C. residents can:

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1. Complete the Community Survey

Complete the survey embedded below or by clicking this link by Apr. 30. All responses will be kept confidential. Any information shared will be in the aggregate and not include any identifiable information.


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2. Participate in an upcoming Board of Library Trustees Meeting

Sign up to give public comment at an upcoming Board of Library Trustees Meeting. Board of Library Trustees Meetings are held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Upcoming meetings will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m. To give public comment you must follow the Library’s Public Comments Procedures which you can review here.

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3. Participate in a Virtual Community Workshop

Participate in a virtual community workshop in April 2022 where D.C. residents can discuss and make recommendations about the Naming Policy for DC Public Library Spaces and Programs. This page will be updated with additional details as the community workshop is scheduled.


Below is a detailed timeline for participating in the process.
Mar. 23 Board Meeting to discuss ideas for changes to the naming policy. April TBD Virtual Community workshop to discuss ideas for changes to the naming policy. Apr. 30 is the Community Survey Deadline to submit feedback on the current naming policy. May 5 Board meeting to introduce and discuss a revised naming policy. July 27 Board meeting to vote on the revised naming policy.


Go to to complete the survey.