The Friends annual meeting on May 17th at the Central Library featured a reception and dinner for all Friends and library volunteers, recognition of volunteers, and a presentation on the plans for the “new” library by Carol Froistad of the library staff. Space is being reserved on the first floor of the new library, in the active entry zone, for a new Friends book store. The store will be in an ideal and highly visible location. A small storage room and workspace for sorting is also being made available in the building. The Friends are grateful to the library staff members that worked closely with the architects and designers to ensure adequate and convenient space for these activities.