We lost hundreds of books - mainly very popular children's titles that were housed downstairs. We also lost a lot of computer equipment.
The 4:30 a.m. Thursday pipe rupture caused eight inches of stormwater and sewage to back up and flood the lower section of the East Main Street library.
The children's section was hardest hit. Hundreds of books, including the Dear Dumb Diary, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Dork Diaries series, and the entire board book collection were destroyed along with laptops and the carpet. Easy readers, non-fiction, DVDs, and picture books were badly damaged.
We need your help to restore all of the lost titles and equipment. Insurance only covers a little more than half of the estimated $90,000 in damage. Our library runs on a very humble budget each year, and resources are stretched to the max. Please help us restore all of the titles and materials that we lost during the flood, so we can continue to serve this wonderful community.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.