Cover Story: Facelift at The Book Corner

The New “Friends” of the Beaverton City Library (NFBCL) volunteers have been hard26 Book Corner Remodel at work these past two months, scrubbing and painting every corner of the store. The Book Corner is now awash in metaphorical color —Melting Glacier, Misty Valley, and Goosebill. We have new lighting, new and refurbished book shelves throughout, and the entire place has been organized to improve your shopping experience.

For our new store manager, Abraham Kaempf, we have converted one room into an office which includes additional storage and handling area.

In the backroom where we process all of your valuable donations, the space has been reorganized to also improve handling and storage.

The Book Corner will reopen on Tuesday April 4, and we will host a Grand Opening on Saturday April 8 Come celebrate our new look, try out one of our new comfy reading chairs, and enjoy refreshments. New hours of operation will be: Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm.

Message from Sharon Van Buren, President of the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library

The long winter is almost over and spring is just about here, perfect timing for The Book Corner (TBC) reopening on Tuesday, April 4th. A Grand Reopening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, April 8th. Stop by to celebrate with us and enjoy refreshments. Come meet new manager, Abraham Kaempf. Abraham, originally from Raleigh Hills, brings five years of retail management to TBC. He is looking forward to working with the TBC volunteers—folks who share a love of books in support of their local library and community. Abraham has created an AbeBooks account to sell our vintage and collectible books and he has applied new technology for identifying a book’s value. He has also im-plemented a new cash register system. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped throughout the renovation: Peter Bush, Donna Jeffers, Ken Johnson, Shelley Landers, Pat Lewis, Shirley Pease, Dean Renner, Shirley Swenson, Behzad Vesalpour, Ginny Stricker, Michele Briley, Sharon Yoes, and Dorothy Zaccaro. Kudos to those who kept the Amazon store operating during the closure; we earned $3,000 to $4,000 each month.

I want to give special thanks to the following board members: Kyle Rappleyea for coordinating the remodel; Ray Grant for applying for an organizational update and enhancement grant; Tom Sanson for tackling publicity; and Jim Bartos and Mary Ann Axelson for their years of service. I look forward to welcoming you at our Grand Reopening Celebration!

THE BOOK CORNER 12470 S.W. Fifth Street Beaverton, phone 503.643.5188