Saturday, August 15, 2009

Flooded Library

Periodically on this blog, I pass along information about libraries that are in need or have had major damage or disasters. In case you haven't run across it in the news already, I wanted to share with you information about a library in Kentucky.

Earlier this month, an intense rain in Louisville, Kentucky poured down 7 inches of rain. Almost six inches of that fell in the course of one hour, leading to flash flooding. The Main Library of the Louisville Free Public Library sustained heavy damage.

(For striking images of the flood, click here and here. A photo that helps convey the difficulties of dealing with library flood damage is here.)

If you're interested in making a donation, contributions to the Library's Flood Relief Fund can be sent to the Library Foundation, 301 York Street, Louisville, KY 40203 Attn: Flood Relief.

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