Help Rose Memorial Library Recover!

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Raised by 69 people in 38 months
On early Thursday morning, October 8th, our library suffered significant damage due to a nearby water main break.

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.
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The children's area is now re-open! While we are still not fully functioning the collection is available for circulation and programs will start taking place in the children's room as previously scheduled. Thank you for your patience and donations as we recovered from the flood damage.
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Thank you for your donations. They really help. The library has finished remodeling and reshelving books. We are now in the process of inventorying the collection to determine exactly which titles were lost. We are working as fast as possible but unfortunately inventory is a long process. We have finished many of the sections and are also moving furniture back into the children's area. We hope to open the children's area soon.
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The main floor of the library is now open. The children's floor remains under construction. Work is progressing at a rapid rate to get the library back up to full operation.
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Peter Anastos
38 months ago

How is United Water not liable for the damage?

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Daniel Klimov
38 months ago

I think that the library should first do the work to prevent floods. Dig trenches and put high flow drains. Put new windows and flood proof doors.

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Mike Coogan
38 months ago

Help Rose Memorial Library Recover! We need your help to restore all of the lost titles and equipment

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Raised by 69 people in 38 months
Created October 11, 2015
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Peter Anastos
38 months ago

How is United Water not liable for the damage?

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Daniel Klimov
38 months ago

I think that the library should first do the work to prevent floods. Dig trenches and put high flow drains. Put new windows and flood proof doors.

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Mike Coogan
38 months ago

Help Rose Memorial Library Recover! We need your help to restore all of the lost titles and equipment

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