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Government representatives and community members break ground on the Rosedale Community Center.
Rebecca Sheir
Government representatives and community members break ground on the Rosedale Community Center.

As D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty announced at this week's groundbreaking, the Rosedale Community Center will feature fitness and game rooms, public computers, a spray park and a library.

Rosedale has had access to the nearby R.L. Christian and Langston library kiosks, but never a full-scale facility of its own. Brit Wyckoff of the Rosedale Citizens Alliance says a library will help the neighborhood both financially and personally.

"Books are expensive, magazines are unbelieveably expensive, even the newspaper's expensive," says Wyckoff. Wyckoff says the library will establish "the fabric of a community, regardless of age or money or race."

Wyckoff says the library's design still is being finalized. The community center is slated for completion in summer 2011.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

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