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Shaw Library Named One Of Best Buildings In 2010

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The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library was designed by Davis Brody Bond Aedas.

The Wall Street Journal says Shaw Library, located in northwest D.C., is one of 2010's best buildings because of its architecture. But the paper also says the library is part of a national trend that says much about the priorities and programs going on inside libraries.

Ginnie Cooper, the District's chief librarian, says the new library is more than books.

"Lots of people sitting around using computers, [it's] a special place for teens, most of all what you'll find if you go to the Shaw library is a lot of your neighbors there. It's really the place where so many in that neighborhood are finding a reason to be," she says.

Cooper also says the Wall Street Journal's praise is a great end to a banner year in the library's transformation.

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