After designing the permanent heritage exhibition space in the library of Hoogeveen we were invited to redesign the entire library. This begins with the entryway and ends with various study spaces. In between there is an information counter, a cluster dedicated to new acquisitions, a creators’ laboratory, a central meeting square, an area for workshops and classes and, of course, the core function of a library: books and reading. Or are those the “core functions”? Libraries around the country and the world are today reinventing themselves for the new century. They are often asking themselves difficult questions: do libraries matter? What are our core tasks? Do people come to a library to read? to meet people? to learn about history? How can libraries offer what a community needs? How can they flourish? All of these questions are reflected in the design. We expect to be working on this project all through 2019, so stay posted!