The board of directors of the Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK) held its annual meeting to elect officers and other directors. Seated are Tricia Sveda, Connie Jaeger and Raquel Henry. Standing are Karen Buchler, Kingwood Library Branch Manager Christi Whittington, Emily Maas, Carolyn Humphrey, Betsy Birkett, Becky Jinette and Roger Whitney. Not pictured are Richard LaFosse, Chris Davis, Marianne Lincoln and Chuck Dugand. This board directs the operation of the FOLK Used Bookstore and seeks grants to raise funds for improvements to the Kingwood Branch Library. Most successful libraries rely on Friends groups for funding. The library has many needs that cannot be fulfilled through county channels, and is therefore partially supported by the community itself. FOLK serves as the conduit for that community support, disbursing $91,961 to the benefit of the Kingwood Branch Library in fiscal year 2015.