5 Reasons to Consider the Neighborhood of Rosemont

Tucked away in the southern tip of Alexandria, is the neighborhood of Rosemont. The top reasons residents enjoy this charming neighborhood include:

  1. The small town feel where you can find tree filled streets and single family homes.
  2. The many shops and restaurants lined along Mount Vernon Avenue, which serves as the local “Main Street”.
  3. The convenient access to King Street & Braddock Metro. Both metros are within walking distance.
  4. The easy commute to Old Town, Washington DC and Route 1, I-395 and I-495.
  5. History and local charm.

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What is the history of James M. Duncan Library?

Alexandria Library James M. Duncan Jr. Branch

James M. Duncan Library takes its name from James M. Duncan who lived from 1897-1967. He was born in Alexandria. He was a long term serving Alexandria City Councilman and member of the Library Board. When he died in 1967 it was proposed that the Del Ray branch be
named in Duncan’s honor. The James M. Duncan Library continues to serve the Del Ray community of Alexandria. Newly renovations have expanded the library to 5,000 square feet, naturally adult reading area, and new childrens’ reading section.

The James M. Duncan Library was the first building in Alexandria to be built with a “green”, or ecologically friendly, roof. This roof serves the purpose of an insulator by reducing the indoor temperature during the summer season. Also by using vegetation and soil it reduces rain water to sewer run off and naturally filters the water.

Every summer James M. Duncan branch offers children fun, exciting, and educational programs with a variety of functions. The SummerQuest programs is for ages 6-12. SummerQuest Junior is for ages infants to five years old.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Closed Sundays

James M. Duncan Branch Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 838-4566

The library expands 5000 sq. feet and is easily accessible by Metrobus 10A, 10B, 10P.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.