While the modern library still accommodates simple borrowing and reading of books its role has expanded greatly in the last few decades. The library has become a neighborhood hub offering programming for its patrons and community. It’s where adults get together to do community activities and learn from lectures and classes. It is often a center for new immigrants. We feel the best approach is to embrace the changing nature of the libraries purpose. This building places the book collection on the walls to create a grand reading hall. This space combines the collection space and the patron space as a comfortable interactive area. Shorter, waist height, shelves will be placed throughout this hall helping to separate it into distinct areas. This will create a total shelving capacity of over 1000’ distributed in spaces that double as work and reading areas as well as walking space.