Richard Byrd Library
|Richard Byrd Library|
|7250 Commerce Street|
|Springfield, VA 22150|
The Richard Byrd Library is a library in Springfield.
The library originally opened as a storefront library in the Springfield Post Office at 6614 Backlick Road on January 22, 1958. In March 1965 the library moved to a permanent, purpose-built facility.
The library closed on November 1, 2008 for renovations, and the 43-year-old building was gutted to the bare walls and rebuilt to a design by BeeryRio Architects + Interiors. While the library was being renovated, its collection was moved to the second floor of the Bank of America building at 6315 Backlick Road. The library reopened in 2010.
- "Richard E. Byrd Library Dedicated in Springfield." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 1. Jan 21 1958. ProQuest. Web. 12 Dec. 2017.
- "Happy Birthday, Byrd: Richard Byrd Library in Springfield Celebrates 40 Years on Commerce Avenue." The Connection Newspapers. Connection Newspapers, 8 Mar. 2005. Web. 21 Dec. 2013.