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The Thomas Jefferson Library opened on January 4, 1954 in the rear of the Family Barber Shop in the Graham Road Shopping Center. As the library grew, it moved into an apartment in Jefferson Village Apartments. In 1962, a new building was constructed on Arlington Boulevard and was renovated in 2010. In 2015 Thomas Jefferson Library commemorated the completion of the Gateway to Freedom Project and the 40th anniversary of the Vietnamese refugees’ resettlement in the United States. The Gateway to Freedom project began in 2010 with the Vietnamese Americans of Metropolitan Washington, DC, the National Institute of Administration Alumni Association, East Coast USA, and the Quang Da Mutual Association. Thanks to money raised from the project, the Vietnamese language collection expanded and the engraved brick walkway was completed, a symbolic “gateway to freedom.” Thomas Jefferson serves a growing and increasingly diverse neighborhood.
Branch Manager: Laurel Tacoma
Board Trustee Member: Fran Millhouser - Mason District
Volunteer Coordinator: Wendy Walker (find volunteer opportunities at Thomas Jefferson)
Friends Group President: Walter Jackson
Special Collections: Korean Language Collection, Spanish Language Collection, Vietnamese Language Collection
Display Case: One
Book Sale: Ongoing, plus large book sales a few times a year
Reservations can be made for regular hours and extended hours.
(Number of chairs limited, call branch to check availability)
Meeting Room: capacity 136
Conference Room: capacity 6
Group Study: capacity 7
Quiet Study Room: Yes
Internet Access: 21 Internet stations with Microsoft Office plus wireless access is available.
Parking: 100 parking spaces including 5 accessible and 1 van accessible
Languages spoken by staff at our branch include: Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Please call to find out when a speaker of a specific language may be available to help.
मैं हिंदी बोल सकता हूं
Eu posso falar Português
ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਹੈ?
Puedo hablar español
میں اردو بولتا ہوں کر سکتے ہیں
Tôi có thể nói tiếng Việt
1: Hours and location
2: Renew materials, ask about items on hold, and account information
3: Children’s services and programs
4: Reference or informational question or to place a hold
5: Meeting room reservations
9: Repeat the menu
For questions not covered by this menu press 4
The Thomas Jefferson Friends place children's programming and saluting volunteers at the branch as priority functions to support. The Friends sponsor an annual luncheon celebration for acknowledging adult volunteer efforts. Youth volunteers are acknowledged each summer with a tribute celebration. Program events are also sponsored with presentations of children's puppet shows, magicians, STEM options, and other Summer Reading Program selections.
We are sorry that we are unable to accept book donations at this time.
Donations of books and recent popular magazine titles in good, saleable condition are welcome any hours the library is open. Donations can be brought to the library delivery door. A receipt is available to all donors.
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