The Anacostia Library, designed by the Freelon Group Architects, started its planning process with a review of the area that it was being built in. The specific neighborhood in DC has more children than any other, and as result the architects built the library primarily for children.

By designing the Anacostia Library around the actual demographics of the area instead of imposing a cookie-cutter model, the architects ensure that the institution will be effective. The Anacostia Library is clearly preparing to educate a new generation of young readers.

The Anacostia Library represents how effective design can solve problems and make life more enjoyable for everyone. The architects of the library scored a major success with this building.