Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Rosenberg Library

It's been almost a year since the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas was devastated by Hurricane Ike. A surge filled the first floor of the library with 7 feet of water and completely wrecked the children’s department, the auditorium, the meeting room, the circulation department, the technical services office, the operations department, and the Friends sorting room and book shelf. All critical building services (electricity, phone, Internet routing, HVAC, etc.) were heavily damaged, as was the roof.

Phased restoration efforts are continuing, and this summer the library reopened its second floor (the first floor remains closed).

If you're interested in donating to the library's recovery efforts, the Rosenberg Library's home page has a place to make a general donation or to make a donation earmarked for the children's department. By mail, the library's address is 2310 Sealy Ave., Galveston, TX 77550-2220.

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