Thursday, August 6, 2009

Louisville Free Public Library: Damage Estimate Now $5 Mil

The bad news from Louisville gets worse.

Link to August 6 Louisville Courier-Journal article.

Excerpt: Flood damage at Louisville's Main Library is much worse than first believed and was estimated conservatively Wednesday at $5 million by the director of the Louisville Free Public Library.

Tuesday's flood destroyed at least 50,000 books and wiped out all or most of the building's mechanical and computer systems, as well as heavily damaging elevators and three bookmobiles and buckling walls. The initial preliminary damage estimate was $1 million.

Link to photos of library flooding cleanup.
How to help: If you want to donate to the library's recovery, send a check to The Library Foundation, 301 York St., Louisville, Ky. 40203, Attn: Flood.

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